No planting required: How to make a garden-in-a-seedtray

This Sunday (May 12th) we’re holding a make-your-own-garden-in-a-seedtray competition for kids at our special floral market at Green Park Station.

Ask your little ones to create their own personal Chelsea showstopper in a seedtray with some soil and anything you can find in the paper, card and/or plastic recycling bin. For example, use matchsticks to make trellis or swings, pieces of card to make patio slabs, gravel from the garden to make a path, small toys for animals sunning themselves, foil for a pond and so on – no planting required, although planted gardens are most welcome! Here’s an example of one (pictured below) – you can use flowers or twigs and branches like the dandelions in the picture too – or as we say, bring along a properly planted entry that you may have made earlier. The one thing that every entry has to do, is look like a garden. Here’s a photo of one to inspire.

An example garden-in-a-seedtray - no planting required! Although planted gardens most welcome too.
An example garden-in-a-seedtray – no planting required! Although planted gardens most welcome too.

Pick up your FREE seedtrays from Prior Park Garden Centre (ask for them at the counter), create the garden and then bring it along to the Bath in Bloom stand on Sunday between 10am – 1pm. They are going to be judged by the Mayor Of Bath and the prize awarded at 2pm (yes there is a £10 gift voucher prize, maybe more)!

There are plenty of other things to do at the market on Sunday while you are waiting for the results – Bath City Farm are bringing a pygmy goat and chickens to pet (11am-1pm), Bath in Bloom are offering FREE planting sessions and FREE gardening demos (11.30am and 2.30pm), they will be running a raffle and there are over 60 different art, food, vintage and craft stalls there including some selling gardening bits and pieces. Plus we’ve asked traders to dress their stalls in flowers. Entry if free, so don’t miss our great floral extravaganza!

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