Since its foundation in 1945, the London Children’s Flower Society has given young school children, usually in primary schools but also in nursery and special needs schools, the opportunity to take an interest in horticulture. This activity enhances the national curriculum and research has shown that gardening has a huge range of benefits and can give children of all capabilities, a healthy and enjoyable life skill.
The Society currently organises 3 gardening competitions per year. For the Spring Bulb Competition we ask children to grow daffodils and hyacinths over the winter. In the summer the children grow flowers, herbs and vegetables. Once the flowers and plants have grown we send out our team of volunteers to visit the schools (in March for the bulbs and July for the flowers, herbs and vegetables), to judge the displays and to award certificates to all the children who have participated. We also organise a School garden competition to coincide with the Summer Growing Competition.
If you are a London school and are interested in entering one of our competitions please see our competition pages for details.