Nine year old Aditi Bij of Chorleywood Primary School was over the moon to win a Gold award at the annual Budding Gardener competition 2017 run by the Royal Horticultural Society for schools in the South East of England.
Budding young garden designers were invited to show off their love of gardening and imagination by creating and planting up a mini show garden which was displayed at RHS Garden Wisley over Summer Half Term (Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June).
This year’s theme The Famous Five go on an Adventure celebrated 75 years of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books featuring characters Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the dog.
Aditi created a hide and seek adventure in a miniature country landscape of tunnels and rolling hillocks – a wonderland of sensory madness incorporating shapes, fragrance, colour and texture with sweet peas, lavender, rosemary, lemon thyme and more. She designed and made all the Blyton figures and the dog plus a boat floating on a small lake.
Accessories for the garden including skull and cross bone flags standing proud on top of the hillocks were designed and made by Chorleywood Primary School Gardening Club under the direction of Claire Davies.
Aditi was overwhelmed with her Gold award .
“ I had a great day building the garden but it was very hot!”
The gardens remained at Wisley for one week.
Prizes include trophies, seeds, books and tools.