Jordans Cereals unveiled its very first show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. ‘The Jordans Wildlife Garden’ was created by award winning garden designer, Selina Botham, to reflect a long-term commitment from Jordans to supporting wildlife habitats.
With a colourful variety of features from edible wild flowers, trees and hedges to oats, fruit, nuts and vegetables – all of which can be foraged from the countryside – the garden provided a natural 'larder' to share as a shelter for birds, bees, small mammals and insects. Its unveiling celebrated the belief that great tasting food comes from working closely with nature and is set to inspire gardeners everywhere to support British wildlife.
A bonus for Jordans and the designer was that the garden was voted the People's Choice at the Show!
Jordans supports the Prince's Countyryside Fund and FACE, as a beneficiary of the Fund, helped to source three schools which are to benefit from sections of the garden being transplanted into school grounds. As such, the principles of the garden will be conveyed to all pupils at the three schools who will help to maintain and nurture the planting and will learn more about the links between food and wildlife.
The image shows FACE National Education Officer Janet Hickinbottom with designer Selina Botham (second from right) alongside Downsview Primary School administrator Denise Taylor and Marian Girdler, Chair of Governors, as they all explored the show garden.