Young gardeners creating a garden for wildlifeThousands of green-fingered youngsters from schools, Scout groups and youth clubs will work alongside Britain in Bloom and It's Your Neighbourhood groups to breathe new life into unused or unloved local spaces this summer for their communities to enjoy. 

The projects will give young gardeners the chance to learn new skills from seasoned gardeners, and reap the many health, wellbeing and social benefits of gardening. 

A wildlife theme for 2017

Each project will receive around £500 worth of gardening materials, and hands-on support and advice from RHS experts plus other tips to attract wildlife. 'Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife’ will highlight the vital role gardens play to provide valuable habitat to support and nurture wildlife. 

Andrea Van Sittart, RHS Head of Community Outreach said: “The projects being supported by the RHS will bring people together from all walks of life to garden; strengthening community ties, encouraging the sharing of skills and inspiring a new generation of young gardeners."

Projects receiving RHS support

The Unicorn Gardeners     Midlothian Growing Together (Volunteer Midlothian)
Hugh Smiley Pre Five Centre   Douglas Academy
Inverclyde Pollinator Corridor   Blooming in St Anne's - Tansy Centre Garden
22 Sheds   Wicor Primary School
Leading Link   Keynsham Station Volunteers
Kingsweston Special School      Portishead in Bloom
Usk in Bloom     Castelnau Centre Project
Hammersmith Academy Our Barn Youth Club
The Livesey Exchange Middleport Matters
Wharton Primary School Manchester Cluster Group, Didsbury 
Halifax in Bloom   6 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, Yorkshire
Halton in Bloom  Burncross Action Team
Suffolk Mind  Queen Edith’s in Bloom
Aylsham in Bloom   Adeyfield School
Halas Homes Marsh Hill Allotment Association
Oriel High School  Involve Community Development Advisor
The Grove Primary School Church Langton Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Llanidloes  Lisburn and Castelreagh City Council
Romsey School Green Force The Big Border Group, Friends of Heaton and Armstrong Parks

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