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Schools competiton 22

Infant and junior schools throughout the UK are being invited to design a garden to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
The only stipulations are that the centrepiece of the garden must depict the St Edward’s Crown, which was used to crown The Queen at her Coronation on 2 June 1953, and there must be sufficient space at the school to create the garden.
The competition has been created by Forest Garden, the UK’s leading producer of timber garden sheds, fencing, planters and greenhouses. The school with the winning design can use any of the products from the current catalogue which can be downloaded here.

“We are working with the multi award winning garden designer, Martyn Wilson, who will help us judge entries,” says Jenny Davis, marketing manager at Forest Garden. “We want the children to express themselves in any way they feel is appropriate, the only two stipulations are the use of the crown, which can be in any format, and there must be space at their school to create the garden.”
Jenny makes it clear that the depiction of the crown can be in any format the designers choose including plants, models or weather-proof drawings. The winning entry will receive any products they want from the Forest Garden catalogue to be used in the garden plus £500 towards the cost of plants.
“The Platinum Jubilee is very exciting and we want to encourage children to link it back to nature and gardening.
Martyn will visit the winning school to advise them on the building of their garden which will be formally opened in May 2023, ahead of the celebrations marking 70 years of the Coronation,” adds Jenny.

Designs should be submitted on paper and not via social media or online.
Entries should be sent by post to Jenny Davis, Marketing
Manager, Forest Garden Limited, Unit 288, Oak Drive, Hartlebury Trading Estate, Hartlebury, Worcestershire DY10 4JB.
Any schools seeking advice should email The closing date for entries is June 15 2022 and the winning school will be notified in July, before the beginning of the summer holidays.

Remember, we have lots of primary school activities here on our GoLandscape website

Notes to the Editor:
For more information on the above please call Graham on 07860 737225 or email

About Forest Garden:
Forest Garden has been the UK’s leading and most trusted manufacturer and distributor of quality wooden garden products for over 50 years. As a British company, we’re proud to use sustainable, British timber, predominately grown and felled from managed forests across Scotland. Our range of garden buildings, fencing, decking and decorative structures are available online and in over 3,000 retail stores.

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