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RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2019

Hartley Botanic is proudly supporting this year’s RHS School Gardeners of the Year competition

We are thrilled to announce that this year we are supporting the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardeners of the Year competition. The competition, which is now in its eighth year, celebrates and promotes the benefits of school gardening and outdoor learning to children from the ages of five to 16. Here at Hartley Botanic we are passionate about equipping our customers to experience the joy of Greenhouse growing and to pass this on to their children and grandchildren. With our Greenhouses and Glasshouses truly standing the test of time (some of our original structures, such as the Greenhouse at Belgrave Hall installed in 1950, are still in full use) we know that for many of our customers a Hartley is something to be used and enjoyed across the generations, and for many, their joy of gardening began with their grandparents in a Hartley Botanic Greenhouse. The RHS School Gardeners of the Year competition is a great way for young people from a variety of backgrounds and locations to experience gardening first-hand, and we hope the handmade, Hartley Botanic Greenhouses and Patio Glasshouses we will be awarding the winning schools will extend this beyond the competition, and for many years to come.

To find out more about this year’s competition, or how your school can enter, please visit: https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/competitions/school-gardeners-of-the-year