Youngsters from Burnham Market Primary School are watching their gardening skills bloom as they help design new flower beds for the walled gardens at Holkham Hall. Part of an ongoing restoration project, the team at Holkham are inviting schoolchildren to design flower beds for the events area within the six-and-a-half acre gardens.
Headteacher Rachel Stroulger, said: “This has been an exceptional opportunity for the children to develop many creative areas of the curriculum and have a real impact on their local community.
“We are all looking forward to seeing the end result planted up and grown!”
With some very colourful and innovative designs produced, four lucky winners will have their planting schemes brought to life later in the spring after the winning designs were selected by Viscount and Viscountess Coke – and the children joined the landscape team to help plant over 8,000 plants.
Landscape manager Phillip Oldham said: “The school has been helping in other areas of the garden over the last 18 months and it has been great working with the children on this project.”
Pictured above is Lady Coke with the five prize winners, from left, Tom Drewry, Evie Stilgoe, Ella Lee, Kara Chambers-Neville and Lydia Maslin