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Princess to give royal approval to Norfolk designer’s kids garden

PUBLISHED: 11:39 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:39 26 March 2019

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg is set to meet the children who are growing the plants that will feature in the Montessori centenary children’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Picture: Montessori St Nicholas

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg is set to meet the children who are growing the plants that will feature in the Montessori centenary children’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Picture: Montessori St Nicholas

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Preparations for a special children’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by an award-winning Norfolk designer are to get the royal seal of approval.

Harleston garden designer Jody Lidgard who is collaborating with Montessori to create a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show marking the edcuation charity's UK cententary. Picture: Montessori St NicholasHarleston garden designer Jody Lidgard who is collaborating with Montessori to create a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show marking the edcuation charity's UK cententary. Picture: Montessori St Nicholas

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg is set to visit Peacocks Montessori Nursery in Stuston to meet the children who are growing the plants that will feature on the Montessori St Nicholas Centenary Children’s Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.

The garden has been created by Jody Lidgard, who runs Bespoke Outdoor Spaces in Harleston, a father of six who is passionate about getting children interested and engaged in horticulture.

The garden will celebrate 100 years since Maria Montessori brought her pioneering vision for education to the UK.

The design for a Centenary Children’s Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2019 features cutting edge hydroponic technology where children can grow micro vegetables and leaves. Picture: Jody LidgardThe design for a Centenary Children’s Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2019 features cutting edge hydroponic technology where children can grow micro vegetables and leaves. Picture: Jody Lidgard

Preparations for a special children’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by an award-winning Norfolk designer are to get the royal seal of approval.

Mr Lidgard, who is collaborating with the UK’s leading charity for Montessori education, Montessori St Nicholas, said the garden was intended to demonstrate children’s keen interest in plants and wildlife.

Princess Tessy, an ambassador for Montessori, both of whose sons attended Montessori schools, will visit the nursery on April 3.


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