The Legacy Garden was proposed at a meeting of Kingsbury High School’s 2011-2012 Young Enterprise Company, Kool Kids Cook. This company encouraged young people to cook and to grow: the garden was envisaged as an enduring development of this idea.
Initial funding for the project was provided by year 13 student, Kavita Jagwan. Kavita, Managing Director of the successful 2010-2011 Young Enterprise Company, Imagine, generously donated her Jack Petchey Award to the garden project.
Three dessert apple trees (Sunset, Falstaff, and Queen Cox), plus a Lord Derby cooking apple tree have already been planted. They should grow to a height of about 9 feet on maturity. Shrubs have been pruned and a curving path has been laid through to make an active entrance to the garden.
Headteacher, Jeremy Waxman, has been very supportive of the Legacy Garden, and as a result two benches will soon be installed to create a more relaxing environment.
Mr S Wood, who is retiring in July after 29 years service to the School, has kindly donated his Jack Petchey Award, and this will be used to enhance the planting in the Legacy Garden: some raised beds and box hedging are our next targets .
It is hoped the Legacy Garden will become a valued feature of KHS.
[photography & text by Mr B Viveash]