Picture caption: Alexandra designed a lovely picture of ‘Billy the Monkey’ while Heidi designed the beautiful drawing of the flowers.

One of our aims at The Gardens Group is to encourage children to get involved with gardening and growing activities, so as part of National Children’s Gardening Week, we held a free day of gardening fun. This green-fingered fun included a competition where the children had the opportunity to enter their best garden drawings for a chance to have it printed on a limited-edition gift card. After some tricky judging the winners of the competition, Alexandra Allford, 12 and Heidi Williams, 5, joined us last week to see their creations on sale in Castle Gardens, while enjoying some tea and cake in The Walled Garden.

In addition to their wonderful creations, we have some other limited-edition collectable gift cards, which showcase photographs taken by members of The Gardens Group team.

It was a lovely afternoon and we’ve got plenty more like it to come over the summer, so check our events page for more information.