St Catherine's Primary School highly commended at Tatton Park for Owl and Pussycat garden

St Catherine’s CE Primary School’s garden ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’

St Catherine’s CE Primary School’s garden ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’

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GREEN-fingered youngsters used flower power to win over judges at the prestigious RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.

St Catherine’s CE Primary School’s eco-club was invited to create their own garden for the show and their creation was seen by thousands of visitors.

And the magical garden, depicting the popular poem The Owl and the Pussycat, also caught the eyes of RHS judges.

Headteacher of the Horwich primary school, Karen Graham said: “We have been awarded a Highly Commended award — one of only three schools to do so.

“We have been praised by the judges who have said that considering this is our first show we have done amazingly well.”

She added: “Feedback from the public has been extraordinary — it's been lovely to see so many people connect with our garden as many people know the poem of the Owl and the Pussy Cat so well.

“We lost count of the people who have said that it was their favourite garden.”

The school is an RHS school and is a regular winner in the Horwich in Bloom contest.

And pupils cannot wait to enter again next year.

The children started working on their entry in November ready for the show which ran from July 23 until Sunday.

Highlights of the garden included the pea green boat being constructed out of a living willow structure.

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