Busy Bees go over the Rainbow
Busy Bees in the North of England showcased a spectacular garden at Tatton Park Flower Show, based on the much loved film, the Wizard of Oz.
The colourful garden received ‘Highly Commended’ from the Tatton Flower Show judges, the highest award given to a school garden, for the creative use of flowers, plants, models, and design. The Wizard of Oz theme was apparent, with a yellow brick road, the Wicked Witch of the West, munchkins, and of course Dorothy with her beloved Toto!
The garden was officially opened by Councillor Harry Lyons, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, at a champagne and strawberry reception. Manchester’s Town Crier was also there to announce the opening to all the flower show visitors, and popular songs from the Wizard of Oz musical was played by a string quartette.
Children and staff from Busy Bees Nurseries across the North West worked hard to create the garden by planting, watering and sowing seeds throughout late spring and summer, as well as made models of the famous Wizard of Oz characters to enhance the garden’s colourful themes.
At the show, visitors and their children had the opportunity to enter into a special colouring competition each day, to win a host of exciting giveaways, including Bob the Builder goodies, Rainbow Magic goodie bags, and a Wizard of OZ film and storybook.
Thanks to the hard work of the nursery team and kind donations from sponsors, the garden looked fantastic, with flowers all the colours of the rainbow!
Congratulations to our colouring competition winners, who did a fantastic job of colouring in our Busy Bee watering his garden. We had lots of great entries, and after a lot of deliberation the winners are;
Madison Ogden aged 6
Matilda Connor aged 3
Charlotte Backhouse aged 4
Gabriella Kierey aged 5
Amy and Charlotte Hope-Thompson aged 1 and 6
Well done to you all! We hope you enjoy all your Rainbow Magic and Bob the Builder goodies.
Another congratulations goes out to our prize draw winners;
1st prize C Hatchett from Holmes Chapel
2nd prize S Watson from Shaw
3rd Prize E Bloxton from Warrington
You all win gardening vouchers to help keep your garden looking magical over the remaining summer months!