This garden is a place of experimentation, to be used as a resource for teaching and learning in our school and also the wider community. This garden is the legacy of one of our KEVI Alumni:
Sixth Form students and Science staff worked closely with Alan and his wife Carole to begin the process of planting up the beds to demonstrate how plants are adapted to different environments (desert, dry soil, Mediterranean climates, wetland, arctic and high mountains and nutrient-poor soils).
The first guests to visit the garden were the Friends of William Turner Morpeth Group. This led to our partnership work, and a continuation of our science garden theme with the development of a William Turner garden at school.
By summer 2016 we had a full bloom of wild flowers from the new meadow with plenty of insects to observe too.
Our nitrogen rich plants went berserk!