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Tour an English School Garden

At the charming Charlton Manor Primary School outside London, inner-city schoolchildren learn to garden and discover a love of nature thanks to one enterprising principal.

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An Ordinary School?

Hardly. Thanks to the vision of head of school Tim Baker, who has led the Charlton Manor Primary School in an inspiring gardening program, students at this inner-city school learn to grow and even cook their fruit and vegetables. The program includes two in-house chefs who help children cook the produce they grow. Charlton Manor plants are often featured at the annual prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London.

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Principal Gardener

Head of South East London Charlton Manor Primary School Tim Baker has created an incredible school garden where schoolchildren learn to grow, cook and even sell the plants and vegetables they grow.

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Open Garden Squares Weekend

On one weekend each summer, England's Open Garden Squares Weekend features hundreds of unique gardens like the Charlton Manor Primary School garden to highlight the diversity of incredible garden projects sprouting up across the country.

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Secret Garden

An elegant metal gate keeps the schoolyard garden secure when not in use.

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