Final Home for Bug Boxes

We are delighted to confirm that the bug boxes from the Gardeners’ World Live show garden ‘Living in Sync’ have been relocated to a children’s day nursery in Stratford, East London.

Rachel Merrick from Wonderful Wildlife, together with the garden designer Viv Seccombe, Nick and big Dave from Artemis Landscapes, spent the day safely installing the big bug boxes.

Whilst there, and continuing the theme of recycling, we cobbled together free materials to make a sturdy bench for the children to sit in their pond wildlife area, a great little secret area which is alive with all sorts of wildlife, a stones throw away from the Olympic Park.

A timber arch made from silver birch trunks, was made and built for the adjacent willow shrubs to be trained in order to make it into a living arch for the children to run through.

Reclaimed scaffold boards were put together to make a new raised planting bed, planted with the remaining plants from the show garden and all the hedging plants were planted around the nursery garden.

The new look garden will help the nursery to develop their outdoor learning opportunities and also invite other schools from the area to use the space.

For the show garden team it was a great way to end the experience, knowing that all the materials had gone to a good home.

Before arrival of Bug Boxes

Bench for the pond area being constructed

Fully installed Bug Boxes

Products with British wildlife illustrations by Lyn Merrick