Calendula News!

26th June 2015
Bristol Zoo holds the National Collection of Calendula (Marigolds) but, unusually for a National Collection, it is held in the community rather than all in one place.  Our Forest School Group is very lucky to be responsible for one of the varieties - Calendula 'Sherbert Fizz', pictured below.
 
The Zoo provided us with the seeds and the children have carefully planted and nurtured them to maturity.  On Monday, our best Calendula will be going to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to appear on the Bristol Zoo stand with the rest of the collection!
 
Tina Allen-Cowles and Enzo are accompanying Sherbert Fizz and will be mingling with the famous faces at Press Day... before the flower show is even open to the public.  What a privilege!  
 
They're very excited!