Garden SOS

Green-fingered pupils transform a disabled neighbour’s garden We follow The Ground Force Gardening Club at Costessey High School in Norwich. They’ve been challenged to transform the garden of a local resident in just one day. Now arthritic and immobile, she was a keen gardener in her youth and the garden still has the remnants of its previous life, with overgrown vegetable patches and an old pathway. Science Teacher Pauline Williamson has run the gardening club for the past four years. She’s helped pupils grow wild flowers for special display at the Chelsea Flower show. Pupils will be taking plants they’ve grown the garden. Working with the team and supervising the garden transformation will be the gardening social enterprise ‘Mow and Grow’, which was set up in Lowestoft to help council tenants who are unable to look after their gardens because of ill health or disability.

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