Award winning garden designer and co-owner of the nursery here at Painswick, Paul Hervey-Brookes has been involved with children from a local school to create a garden based on the Umbrella’s by Renoir.
Over the winter months Paul has been in the school working with the children exploring the stories, shapes and feelings behind the painting. Last week all 104 children in the school spent the day with Paul, in groups, sowing seed for the garden.
The garden is not only being created by the school children but grown by them also. Paul said that for the garden and the joy of growing to really capture the children’s imagination then they should see the creation of their garden from sowing seed into modules through to planting out and eventually standing back and admiring a beautiful flowering garden.
The children will be working in the garden later this month, direct sowing and planting out.
The garden will be in-situ in the Vegetable Garden until July this year.