Little Muddy Boots attends the Royal Windsor Flower Show 2024

This month Little Muddy Boots were thrilled to attend the Royal Windsor Flower Show for a third year running (you can read all about last year here).

The show took place on Saturday 8th June this year. We were fortunate to have a large space again and the opportunity to create our very own Little Muddy Boots garden. It was perfect for welcoming lots of children eager to learn all about nature with their parents and carers. The space included the ever popular mud kitchen, craft tables and two raised beds filled to the brim with beautiful blooms kindly sponsored by Berkeley Homes.

Wildflower tuff trays

Over the course of the day we held five 30-minute workshops. These were free to attend for those with a ticket to the Flower Show and were kindly sponsored by Ascot Rotary Club.  

Themes for our workshops included birds and biodiversity, blooms and seed bombs, pollinators and storytelling around the campfire. Of course, marshmallows were toasted over the fire accompanied by sticky hands and smiles. In total we welcomed around 250 children into our beautiful garden area.

There was certainly plenty to do! The children enjoyed planting wild seeds, playing with the mud kitchen, exploring wild flowers in the tuff trays and colouring topical activity sheets.

As part of this collaboration, once again, Little Muddy Boots were honoured to work in partnership with Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society to deliver the schools gardening competitions at the 117th Royal Windsor Flower Show.

Hannah and Alan Titchmarsh

This is such an exciting part of the event, and so wonderful to get so many local schools and children involved. As it was our third year, we were keen to support the school’s even further and a total of 12 local primary and independent schools were invited to take part in the annual wheelbarrow and potato growing competition.

As part of this, we sent Little Muddy Boots’ experts into the school to run bespoke gardening classes for the schools. Little Muddy Boots provided seed packets and seed potatoes, as well as a welcome pack and a dedicated web page with learning materials. We kept in contact with all the schools as they started their gardening journey to check they were getting on well.

The schools and the children that took part fully embraced the theme of ‘Diversity in Nature’ theme of this year. We saw schools reusing wheelbarrows previously donated to them, growing their plants from seed and hosting local plant swaps within their communities which was amazing to see.

We love nothing more at Little Muddy Boots than to see children fully enjoy and get involved with growing and nature because we know just how good it is for their well-being.

Little muddy boots wheelbarrow competition

After the sessions, each child received a goodie bag. These included bamboo fans kindly donated by Berkeley Homes. Berkeley Homes’ sponsorship of the the children’s garden at the flower show has also meant that we can donate all the plants to Charters School based in nearby Sunningdale. The plants will be welcome new additions to the school’s Maine Centre garden that is being designed as a community space for students to find a moment of mindfulness.

Ascot Rotary have also funded a hands on learning workshop so that a selection of Charters students can take on the responsibility of caring for their new garden space.

Our garden at the flower show

The Royal Windsor Flower Show is a highlight in the Little Muddy Boots calendar. It’s a privilege to be able to attend and teach local children all about nature and the benefits of gardening. The show was also attended by many famous faces including, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, Angelica Bell, Chris Bavin, Mary Berry and Alan Titchmarsh.

Hannah, Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh, Alan Titchmarsh, Mary Berry at Royal Windsor Flower Show

We had a brilliant day out and we hope to be back doing it all again in 2025!

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