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Dane Ghyll Community Primary School and Nursery


Dane Ghyll School has an award winning and productive vegetable garden. We have been Cumbria in Bloom winners every year since they introduced school gardening into their competition in 2012.

We have won several awards at Holker Garden Festival receiving gold awards and also winning awards at local Horticultural shows.

We have a greenhouse, large polytunnel and 7 raised planting beds, one for each year group. Also a sensory garden, container garden, fruit orchard , rose garden, Viking boat and minion tyre planters made by the children.

Not only do we grow vast amounts of fruit and vegetables of all varieties including some more unusual produce, we also keep gardening diaries detailing all the children’s work. These diaries have won prizes nationally. The school are Harrod Horticultural winners and we are currently YPTE -Better Energy School Award regional champions, representing the whole North of England.

With the help of Mrs. Postlethwaite the children are always kept busy in all areas of horticulture.