Press release: Schools learn to grow, whilst growing to learn

DSC01485Green fingered youngsters are learning about the importance of using recycled products whilst gaining national gardening accolades.

School garden designs using innovative recycled rubber gardening products have been the focal point of some of the UK’s most prestigious garden shows this summer, including the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park and Hampton Court Flower Show.

Talented pupils from Owlsmoor Primary School in Sandhurst scooped a gold award in the Small Garden category at the Hampton Court Flower Show after forming a school gardening club just two years ago.

With the help of garden designer and school groundsman Nick Buss, the children created a garden that could be used as an outdoor t

Nick chose to use Dunweedin’s colourful recycled rubber landscape chippings as a floor covering, which helps children understand the importance of recycling and using recycled products.

Following the lead of youngsters at Owlsmoor Primary School, more than 600 school children from ten Cheshire schools teamed up, as part of the Winsford Educational Partnership, to create their dream garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

The enterprising youngsters turned to local businesses for support to fund their garden design.

Recycling company Dunweedin’, which produces rubber landscaping and play area chippings made from 100 per cent recycled tyres, stepped in and donated their recycled rubber landscape chippings, as well as additional resources, to help the children create an innovative garden design.

Winsford Educational Partnership leader Kevin Smith said: “The children were so enthusiastic to create a very ambitious garden design we knew it would be near impossible to recreate with some support and funding from local businesses.

“Dunweedin’ provided the perfect support in terms of supplying their products as well as generous funding. It was also a great opportunity for the children to learn about the recycling process and see the innovative products.”

For more information on Dunweedin’s products visit or call  08000 778787 .

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