Cally Smart Outdoor learning teacher MrNickHook

Katherine Purvis spoke to Cally recently about her life as an Outdoor Learning Teacher. You can read the full article from the Guardian here. "Outdoor work: Is it a wonderful life?" We think so! 

Cally is shown at The Courts Garden in Holt, Wiltshire where she will be running free summer holiday classes on Thursdays for youngsters who visit the gardens with their families. Young explorers will be able to tick four more activities off  'Fifty things to do before you're 11 and 3/4. 

July 31    Bring up a Butterfly

Aug 14    Project Buzz

Aug 21    Make some Wild Art

Aug 28    Plant it, sow it, eat it


Sara Willman Katie Spicer Photography 

In celebration of British Flowers Week organised by New Covent Garden Market, Katie Spicer came to Sara's own Flower Patch to do a photo shoot. You can see the results and read all about a week in Sara's flowery life here. Katie's blog even ended up featuring on the New Covent Garden Market British Flowers homepage.


As a result of the blog Sara's dog Tilly ended up playing quite a large part in British Flowers Week on Twitter! Sara posted a different photo each day of Tilly posing with British Flowers, so here is a montage of them all.

British Flowers week by Tilly

Marie Lennon host of Wild about Wiltshire came to interview us and the school garden group who are growing flowers at Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon. You can hear the interview here.

Anemones and daffodils in a jam jar arrangement


Suzanne Savill has written a lovely article about Cally, Sara and Our Flower Patch. It was in the Countdown to Chelsea special edition of the West Country Life Magazine. 

You can see an online version of the article here. We talk about our love for getting children growing flowers in their schools, and tell you a bit about our lives and what brought us together to start Inspiring a new generation of growers through Our Flower Patch.


Western Daily Press article about Our Flower Patch Suzanne Savill


Cally Smart  Sara Willman Our Flower Patch Tulips to inspire young flower growers wedding in the school flower garden


Louise Curley, freelance writer and author of “The Cut Flower Patch” writes about “Our Flower Patch’ in her Wellywoman blog. You can read it here.


Louise has also written articles for Grow Your Own, The Simple Things and Gardens Illustrated magazines and the Guardian newspaper garden section.