With Gardeners’ World Live only a few weeks away now, the pressures to get my enormous stand organised and ready are mounting! This year , I have been sponsored by Severn Trent Water and by having such a big company helping out has lots of advantages! There is a huge team of skilled guys and gals many of whom are contributing to help turn my crazy ideas into reality! My theme this year is ‘Getting Connected’ with the wildlife in your patch and focuses on education…. showcasing some of the ideas I am implementing at the school I teach at. The stand will have all sorts of exciting interactive elements, hopefully inspiring people to ‘Get Connected’ both in their own patch and with their children, grandchildren or local school.
One of the crazy ideas I had was to build a giant mammal dome! My ‘clay cavern’ mammal feeding station was the inspiration for the Springwatch Mammal Stump and Mammal Log and I wanted to create something children (and adults!) could actually go inside! From a sketch and a few ideas, the guys at Severn Trent came up with this amazing construction, built entirely out of water piping and connectors…. it is pretty amazing!