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23/12/2022

Mini Gardeners Get Rewarded At GSI Schools Competition

Local children across the Borough were rewarded for their creative ‘scarecrow streets’ and ‘miniature gardens’ which they displayed at Antrim Castle Gardens during the 2022 Garden Show Ireland. The pupils were praised for their creative efforts at Northern Ireland’s leading horticultural event at an awards presentation held in CAFRE Greenmount Campus.

Local children across the Borough were rewarded for their creative ‘scarecrow streets’ and ‘miniature gardens’ which they displayed at Antrim Castle Gardens during the 2022 Garden Show Ireland. The pupils were praised for their creative efforts at Northern Ireland’s leading horticultural event at an awards presentation held in CAFRE Greenmount Campus.

The initiative, supported by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council saw four budding gardeners from each of the winning schools attend alongside their teacher. Schools in attendance were as follows:

  • King’s Park Primary
  • Friends’ Prep Lisburn
  • Garvagh Primary School
  • Creavery Primary School
  • Ballycraigy Primary School
  • Moneynick Primary School
  • Crumlin Integrated Primary School
  • Dungannon Primary School
  • Mallusk Integrated Primary
  • Rosstulla Special School
  • St Joseph’s Primary School, Crumlin

The winning schools from each category where presented with an apple tree from the Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Leah Smyth. The children also enjoyed a fun workshop, organised by the Greenmount students, and each took a flower pot back to their respective schools.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Leah Smyth commented; “I would like to thank all the schools involved for their hard work creating unique gardens and scarecrows at the Garden Show Ireland event. These young people are our future generation of horticulturalists so it is important that their passion and dedication is nurtured from an early age.”

Tickets for Garden Show Ireland will be released in spring 2023. For more information keep an eye on the Council website, antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/events.