Gardens @ Oakwood


In February 2014, the winter storms damaged the poly tunnel at our Fairfield site and Horticulture moved to our Oakwood Site. The students have worked very hard to transform an area of lawn into vegetable beds and even produced a crop of vegetables in the first season.

Old tyres were recycled to provide an area of herbs and wild flowers, attracting bees and butterflies to the area, which will help the vegetables flourish. Next door in the lost gardens behind Camellia, the students used railway sleepers to build steps between properties, cleared paths and borders to uncover a beautiful Victorian garden. This is a work in progress and will provide relevant gardening tasks for our horticulture students. This year again a number of students have completed their City & Guilds, Level 1 certificates in Horticulture and Conservation. Well done to Tom, Hannah, Harry, Eleanore and Lewis.

Picture of the Greenhouse in the Oakwood gardens         Picture of the vegetables growing in the Oakwood Gardens



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