Boarders in allotment club show their gardening skills

In contrast to the season’s natural slumber the autumn term saw a surge of activity from the St Swithun’s allotment club. New beds were acquired and the full-boarding team set to work structuring their plots, planting seeds and having a general tidy up in the shed and greenhouse.



The girls were anxious to see the results of their labour and sure enough, on returning after half term, seedlings had appeared under the cloches, with some ready to be potted and moved to the greenhouse. A variety of different seeds were planted including strawberries, spinach, rocket and different lettuces.

When the winter nights drew in and their time on the plot became more limited the girls focused on the art of garden design. With the help of teachers Mrs Young and Mrs Campbell a garden design competition was born. The girls soon got to grips with BBC Virtual Garden software allowing them  to let their imaginations blossom.













 The final meeting of the term was an opportunity for the girls to display their garden design and IT skills. The girls presented their work  to the group and prizes were awarded as follows: 

Best Water Garden Design Eleonora  Crespi U4

Most Colourful Garden Design  Genevieve  Chan U5

Most Imaginative Garden  Design – Emilie Bradley M5

Best Garden Design   Phailin Chanphain M5

Congratulations allotment team. We look forward to sampling the produce from the garden later this year.
We hope you enjoy looking at their designs.


Headmistress Jane Gandee has written about boarding in her blog – click here to read the article

If you would like to see some images of other recent boarding events please click here

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