There is no nicer image to be seen in the garden than of a parent or grandparent showing the young how to grow plants. Whether it be from seed or tending a vegetable plot, what can be nicer and healthier for the young than to be outside getting firsthand experience of nature at work. One learns to be optimistic when out in the garden, one is planning for the future while learning to deal with the occasional failure. (More than occasional in my case!!).
This is why we are working with the wonderful Ferndown Horticultural Society to open up some classes for the young at their next year’s superb Spring and Summer shows. Ferndown is where Stewarts ‘landed’ in 1865 when William and David decided to move their Nursery from near Dundee in Scotland, and we have maintained strong links ever since.
Stewarts are sponsoring various classes that are being specially designed to make it fun to enter with some great prizes. There will of course be the opportunity to see the entries from the wise, experienced exhibitors who manage to create wonderful exhibits time after time. They really do put on an extraordinary show that needs to be seen by more young people.
– Martin Stewart
To enter the Spring show on 7th April 2018, please download the form from here: Ferndown Horticultural Society Entry Form then either email to us once you’ve completed it (either scanned in or typed over in Word) to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it in to Customer Service at either centre by 5th April 2018.
The Spring classes are as follows:
Stewarts Budding Gardener’s Cup (Age under 10)
□ 78. A punnet of mustard or cress
□ 79. A miniature garden on a dish or plate no larger than 27cm diameter
□ 80. A bird or object made from vegetables and/or fruit
□ 81. A jam jar of spring flowers
□ 82. A daffodil growing a pot
□ 83. Something I have grown
□ 84. Two gingerbread biscuits – decorated as gardeners
□ 85. Decorate a plant pot
□ 86. Scarecrow, made using a wooden spoon and any other materials
□ 87. Egg head – grow grass seed in an eggshell
Stewarts Growing Gardener’s Cup (Age 11-16)
□ 88. A punnet of mustard or cress
□ 89. A miniature garden on a dish or plate no larger than 27cm diameter
□ 90. A bird or object made from vegetables and/or fruit
□ 91. A jam jar of spring flowers
□ 92. A daffodil growing a pot
□ 93. Something I have grown
□ 94. Two gingerbread biscuits – decorated as gardeners
□ 95. Decorate a plant pot
□ 96. Scarecrow, made using a wooden spoon and any other materials
□ 97. Egg head – grow grass seed in an eggshell