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Call for schools to 'adopt a pot' ahead of Royal Windsor Summer Show

Call for schools to 'adopt a pot' ahead of Royal Windsor Summer Show

Nicola Hine

Call for schools to 'adopt a pot' ahead of Royal Windsor Summer Show

A call has been made for schools in the area to ‘adopt a pot’ as part of a competition run by the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society.

It has taken over responsibility for the upkeep of eight planters (flower containers) in St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, as part of a joint initiative with the Royal Borough and BCA in Maidenhead, and is inviting green-fingered school pupils to help out.

The planting will be sponsored by the council, with support from the society, and the school which produces the best-looking planter on the theme of Magna Carta will receive a trophy as well as plants and gardening kit worth £500.

Interested schools will need to apply fast, as the planting days proposed are Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Once the planting is complete local business owners will help with the watering, but the schools will need to be prepared to tend to their planter once in a while over the coming weeks.

Judges will then take a look at the planters before the society’s Royal Windsor Summer Show on July 18, where the winner will be announced.

Interested schools are asked to email or call 01753 449449 as soon as possible.

This year, the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society will mark its 110th summer show.

It will be held on Saturday, July 18 at St George’s School Gardens, Windsor Castle.

There are more than 100 competitive classes for all ages and abilities, in horticulture, cooking, baking, flower arranging and crafts.

There is also a children’s competition, a pubs in bloom competition, as well as a full day of entertainment.

More than 100 cups and prizes are up for grabs.

Click here for details.

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