Schools are invited to participate in this year’s Garden Festival

We are pleased to announce that all the local children from schools in St Austell and the surrounding areas are invited once again to participate in this year’s Garden Festival happening in the middle of the town on Saturday 22nd June!

Mayor Gary King is keen to make sure that all the schools are able to participate in this gardening competition, which was hotly contested last year!

Gary says ‘Whitemoor, Mount Charles and Bishop Bronescombe were the three winners of prizes last year and the enthusiasm from the schools was really
encouraging. We want to build on that success and we hope that the day will get more children interested in gardening.”

The suitcases and compost have been kindly donated by Suez and the Green Waste Company, diverting materials from local waste recycling centres and giving the
children the chance to show off their gardening skills. Heligan and Edible St Austell have also donated seeds for the suitcase competition which really looks striking as you can see here.

At this year’s festival, stands by the local Great Gardens will complemented by stalls showcasing St Austell’s horticultural businesses and endeavours – including community groups such as People and Gardens – and other town initiatives, as well as wider Cornish and National organisations.

We look forward to welcoming you and if you know of a local school that would like to participate please do contact us on