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Scheme for Schools

'Sowing the seeds for the next generation of gardeners'
















In 2012 Poplar Nurseries launched this school based gardening scheme to share our passion for 'Growing Your Own' with the young gardeners of the future.  We invest in local schools, giving them free seeds and compost every year, culminating in the Annual Salad Bowl Competition. 

The 2016 participating schools are:

Beehive Children's Centre - Colchester

Cherry Tree Primary School - Colchester

St. Mary's School - Colchester

Lexden Primary School - Colchester

All Saint's Primary - Fordham

Colchester High School - Colchester

Riventots Pre School - Witham

Honywood Community Science School - Coggeshall

St. Peter's Primary - Coggeshall

Stanway Secondary School - Colchester

Birch Primary School - Birch, Colchester

Kingswode Hoe School - Colchester

Gosbecks Primary School - Colchester

Iceni Academy - Colchester

St. John's C of E Primary - Colchester

Great Tey Primary - Great Tey, Colchester

Braiswick Primary School - Colchester

Easterford Pre School - Kelvedon

St. Andrew's Primary - Marks Tey, Colchester

Layer de la Haye Primary - Layer de la Haye, Colchester

Baynards Primary School - Tiptree

Colchester Country High School for Girls - Colchester

North Primary School - Colchester

Copford Primary School - Copford, Colchester

Absolute Angels Montessori Nursery - Coggeshall

Myland Primary School - Colchester

St. George's Infant & Nursery School - Colchster

Home Farm Primary School - Colchester

St. Mary's Senior School - Colchester

The above schools have been given the following items for 2016:

£10 Voucher to spend on any garden products related to growing your own.

Seeds: radish, broad beans, spring onions, lettuce, carrots.

1 x pack Fallen Fruits hand tools set.

1 x Fallen Fruits mini dibber.

1 x 60 litre bag of Jack's Magic Compost.


We still have spaces for six more schools to join this scheme. If your school would like to apply, please ask them to contact Rachel Gill at Poplar Nurseries.


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