The Mayor of Windsor, Cllr Christine Bateson, officially launched the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee mini gardens at The Goswells in Windsor on 26th May 2022. Pictured: The Mayor of Windsor, pupils from Eton College, Holyport College, Langley Academy, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, St Mary’s School Ascot, and The Windsor Boys’ School, with the TVLP Coordinator also present and Harley Zblewski (Eton College staff).
The Mayor of Windsor, Cllr Christine Bateson, officially launched the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee mini gardens at The Goswells in Windsor on 26th May 2022. Pictured: The Mayor of Windsor, pupils from Eton College, Holyport College, Langley Academy, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, St Mary’s School Ascot, and The Windsor Boys’ School, with the TVLP Coordinator also present and Harley Zblewski (Eton College staff).

The TVLP ran a mini garden design competition in March & April 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Thanks to the support and assistance of our wonderful TVLP Champions, school art departments and Pupil Premium colleagues, we had student entries from five of our schools: Holyport College, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College, St Mary’s School Ascot, and The Langley Academy.

THE TWO WINNING ENTRIES WERE:

Charley West, student at Holyport College.Kitkin Thorneycroft and Milly Handel, students at St Mary’s School Ascot
Charley’s design reflected the pattern of the union jack and was chosen by our judges for this reason.Kitkin and Milly’s design followed a purple and white theme and included lavenders, alliums, asters, & veronica.

TWO COMMENDED ENTRIES were also chosen by our judges. They belong to Anbarasi Ramalingam and Ayah Hassan, both students at The Langley Academy.

The TVLP Coordinator liaised with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead to secure a location, with Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale to judge the competition and collect and store the planted donated by them, to source the wood for the raised beds and horse shoes for the sculptures, and with students and staff across 6 different TVLP schools (Eton College, Holyport College, The Langley Academy, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, St Mary’s School Ascot, and The Windsor Boys’ School) to create the raised bed mini gardens at The Goswells in Windsor.

PLANTING. Students at The Langley Academy (Anbarasi and Ayah, pictured below), and St Joseph’s Catholic High School (Rebecca), assisted the TVLP Coordinator Clare Matheson in planting the 2 TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds (pictured below).

MAKING THE BEDS: Two members of staff from Eton College’s Buildings – Trades team (Sean Marsh and Julian Groocock) constructed the 2 raised (pictured below). Students from The Windsor Boys’ School (Josh Askew, Daniel Drake & Timur Filyk, also pictured below) donated an hour of their time to help shovel top soil into one of the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds.

SCULPTURES for the 2 mini gardens were created by students at the Design Schools at Eton College, using locally sourced used horse shoes (pictured below). The idea for these sculptures came from Kitkin and Milly’s design entry (mentioned above).

OUR COMPETITION PARTNERS:

Thank you to our judges, Chris Nash and his team at Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale, for their time and expertise choosing the winners and runner up entries.

Hillier Garden Centre in Sunningdale is also our plant sponsor, kindly donating the plants for the 2 mini gardens being created at The Goswells public park in the centre of Windsor.

Thank you to the Parks department at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council for giving us permission to create the 2 mini gardens at The Goswells public park in the centre of Windsor.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

Members of the team at Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale judging the shortlisted entries in this TVLP competition.
Thanks to Chris and his team at Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale for judging our student entries.
The TVLP Coordinator was in horticultural heaven, selecting the plants at Hillier Garden Centre in Sunningdale to go into the 2 mini gardens at The Goswells in the centre of Windsor. Thanks to Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale for sponsoring our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee mini garden plants.
Thanks to Sean Marsh and Julian Groocock (pictured above) from Eton College’s Buildings – Trades team for building the 2 TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds at The Goswells
Thanks to Josh Askew, Daniel Drake & Timur Filyk (pictured above), students at The Windsor Boys’ School, for volunteering an hour of their time to help shovel soil into one of the TVLP’s Queen’s Platinum raised beds at The Goswells.
Thanks to Anbarasi Ramalingam (pictured above), student at The Langley Academy, for helping to plant one of the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds at The Goswells.
Thanks to Ayah Hassan (pictured above), student at The Langley Academy, for helping to plant one of the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds at The Goswells.
Above: Students at Eton College’s Design Schools cleaning and polishing the 2nd hand horse shoes for the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised bed sculptures at The Goswells.
Above: Students at Eton College’s Design Schools welding the 2nd hand horse shoes onto their poles for the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised bed sculptures at The Goswells.
Above: The parts that make up the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised bed sculptures at The Goswells, pictured with the design concept created by Kitkin and Milly, students at St Mary’s School Ascot. Thanks to the students and staff at Eton College’s Design Schools that made these sculptures a reality.
While planting, a bee decided to visit the plants donated by Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale.
Above: The TVLP mini garden based on the design by Kitkin and Milly, students at St Mary’s School Ascot, with sculptures designed them and created by students and staff at Eton College.
Above: The TVLP mini garden based on the design by Charley West, student at Holyport College, with sculptures designed by Kitkin and Milly at St Mary’s School Ascot and created by students and staff at Eton College.