Grove Academy

The Living Garden, hosted by the Garden for Life Forum promotes wildlife friendly gardening. Schools were invited to design a small garden including celebrating the 2017 year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. This dome shaped design is inspired by the Northern hemisphere and reflects our place on the planet. It re-uses materials to appear like a bee hive, and features wild and native plant species.

Every garden tells a story about the people who helped make it, the challenges faced, solutions found, lessons learned and the unexpected pleasures along the way.

Here is Grove Academy’s Pocket Garden Story in their own words:

The lovely people at our local Costa and Dobbies supplied us with cups and plants! We originally intended it to be larger with different sizes of cups.

But it didn’t work out, due to awkward cup sizes. So we made a simpler, smaller version - Plan B.

We were experimenting with a sturdier dome, made out of cardboard with cut holes for our cups.

Base made of coffee cups

Beginning to add plants

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