A Year in the life of Dream Scheme


There was so much to see at Tatton, I’ve still got a few gardens to you show from the flower show.  This is a special garden as it was designed and created by 50 youngsters from estates across Tameside.  The children worked on the garden as part of Dream Scheme, a community development scheme for children aged 7-16.


The circular garden depicts the four seasons, the children were inspired by their favourite things about each season using colour, texture and artwork.  They worked with local artist Jacqui Symons to create willow sculptures and mosaics for their garden.  The spring section featured a mosaic path and formal planted beds.  They even managed to get some tulips flowering in July.


The summer section included a patriotic mosaic corgie and beds of vibrant summer flowers.


In the autumn section there were raised beds containing vegetables and some bird willow sculptures.


The children made a willow snowman and painted their own stones for the winter section of the garden.  All their hard work paid off as Dream Scheme were awarded a Silver Medal by the RHS.

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