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20 Jun 2013

Forty Hall Knot Garden Project & Schools Partnership

8 Primary Schools from Enfield are taking part in the Forty Hall Knot Garden Project this year.

Each school has been given a selection of young plants which would have been cultivated in this area in the C17th to plant in their own Knot Garden Section Planter and nurture at School before coming to Forty Hall to bed into our Knot Garden.

The children decided themselves how they wanted the plants to be arranged in their section and were encouraged to use literacy skills to research Elizabethan Knot Gardens and the uses of some of the fruits, flowers and herbs that they have helped grow. Some Schools are using the project to teach part of Curriculum Topics such as ‘How Plants Grow’ or ‘Tudor History’, others such as St Michaels C of E School are letting their Gardening Clubs have ownership of their Knot Garden Sections.

Each Knot Garden Section will be labelled to show which school has designed, planted and nurtured it which will be on display until September. All Schools will have bedded in their sections by the end of July.

Be sure to visit the Hall before September to see the students hard work and to make the most of this ongoing community project!

The participating schools are:

George Spicer Primary School

Chase Side Primary School

Suffolks Primary School

St Michael's Primary School

Honilands Primary School

Raglan Primary School

Bush Hill Park Primary School

Merryhills Primary School

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