A brightly coloured ‘wildlife’ garden4me raised garden planter is to be first prize at the Tatton Flower Show in July.
Through discussions with RHS Schools Gardening co-ordinators garden4me has offered their wildlife model for the winner of the 18-school wildlife competition at this years’ show.
Speaking for garden4me director and designer of the product Duncan McInnes commented, “It is great for us to be putting something back like this. When we started manufacturing the product we made one with a yellow body and black legs as a bit of fun to donate to a local school, but they have really taken off”.
“We are all passionate about gardening for wildlife, and to have a planter in this colour just adds to the sense of fun for schools; it is really important that children understand from the earliest age the damage to our way of living if there are no pollinators”.
“Schools have really taken the idea on board, and love the brightly coloured version of our product. It has all the same key features as all our models – a built in self-regulating watering reservoir with capillary matting system, double wall construction which helps to keep the soil warm and promotes faster growth, a life-time guarantee against rotting, and is frost and crack-proof”.
“The deep growing bed means children can grow just about anything they want and can enjoy gardening their plants whilst knowing they are contributing positively to the upkeep of the environment”.
“It will be a great thrill for me personally to be handing over the prize at the show and I am really looking forward to meeting the teachers and pupils who are playing such an active part in trying to support the well-being of bees and butterflies in our gardens”.
Duncan McInnes is a Director of garden4me and the product designer. He is a design engineer by trade and developed the raised garden to support his own passion for gardening.
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