GARDENING COMPETITION - sponsored by Notcutts Garden Centre




In 2018 Shirley Lions organised and co-ordinated the second gardening competition for schools in Shirley. The aim of the competition is to support gardening projects in our schools. With more and more gardens disappearing from Britainís streets, hopefully we can also inspire today's school children to take up gardening outside of their school and understand the eco and sustainability benefits of gardening.

The entrants in the different categories were :-

Infants School category

Streetsbrook Infants and Early Years Academy

Woodlands Infants School

Our Lady of the Wayside School (Infants)

Monkspath Primary School (Infants)

Year 4 and above category

Haslucks Green Junior School

Monkspath Primary School ( Juniors )

Our Lady of the Wayside School (Juniors)

Hazel Oak School

St Patrick's School, Earlswood

The gardens were judged by Jackie Barker from Notcutts Garden Centre who have again sponsored the competition.  At this year's Shirley Carnival Jackie announced the winners of each category and presented them both with a £100 Garden Voucher. All the entrants were presented with a certificate and a "Shirley Lion"

Contact us if you are interested in taking part in this competition in 2019.

Please see below for some of the entries received already.

Streetsbrook Infants and Early Years Academy

Streetsbrook 2018 d      Streetsbrook 2018 a      Streetsbrook 2018 b    

Streetsbrook 2018 c     Streetsbrook 2018 f      Streetsbrook 2018 e

Hazel Oak School

Hazel Oak 2018 b     Hazel Oak 2018 a        Hazel Oak 2018 d

Hazel Oak 2018 c       Hazel Oak 2018 e

Haslucks Green School

Haslucks Green 2018 a     Haslucks Green 2018 b      Haslucks Green 2018 c

Haslucks Green 2018 d     Hazel Oak 2018 a     Hazel Oak 2018 b

Monkspath Primary School

Monkspath 2018 a      Monkspath 2018 b       Monkspath 2018 d

Monkspath 2018 h      Monkspath 2018 i      Monkspath 2018 j

Woodlands School

Woodlands 2018 a      Woodlands 2018 b      Woodlands 2018 c

Woodlands 2018 e      Woodlands 2018 f       Woodlands 2018 g


St Patrick's School

St Patricks 2018 a      St Patricks 2018 c       St Patricks 2018 d

St Patricks 2018 e      St Patricks 2018 b        St Patricks 2018 f

Our Lady of the Wayside School

Our Lady of the Wayside 2018 a      Our Lady of the Wayside 2018 b       Our Lady of the Wayside 2018 c

Our Lady of the Wayside 2018 d