The best way to inspire future gardening generations is to catch their imagination and interest when they are young.
Take a look at our workshops to see how we can help you and your primary school
All our workshops are risk assessed and linked to the national curriculum
Garden Plotters is the brainchild of Anthea Thomas, a woman with a passion for all things verdant!
|Favourite saying:||if you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space|
|Likes to:||have a sing song and toast marshmallows round the campfire with my cub pack|
|Favourite season:||Autumn, I love walking in the fallen leaves and looking for conkers|
|Work ethic:||why put it off until tomorrow if you can do it today|
Jill Crooks is a farmer’s daughter who re-ignited her inner spark for the outdoors by switching from IT design to garden design….”plant pests before computer viruses, any day!”
|Inspired by:||Satish Kumar… his books speak to me|
|Favourite plant:||Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane)…so cheerful and persistent!|
|Favourite day out:||a walk in the woods with my dogs|
|Childhood memories:||bonfire night on the farm…. toffee, potatoes, warm cheeks and a cold bum!|
|Can’t live without:||porridge|
Sam Matthews began studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. After a little detour into the world of industry and food science, Sam began to try and get others enthusiastic about the natural world: first as a secondary science teacher on the Teach First programme and, most recently, as a volunteer officer and sessional staff member with The Conservation Volunteers, helping primary school children to learn about nature by being outside.
|Inspired by:||nature and the great outdoors|
|Favourite animal:||spent much of my childhood pretending to be a tiger but my favourite garden animal is the bee|
|Favourite plant:||the raspberry (yum!)|
|How would you describe yourself:||friendly, smiley, and just a little bit silly|