The Wave Project’s Nature-Based Educational Programme Opens its First Community Garden.
On Thursday 20 July, the Wave Rangers installation in St Anthony’s Gardens, Penzance was officially opened. Wave Rangers, the nature-based educational programme from The Wave Project, opened the garden designed by pupils from Nancealverne School Sixth Form. The garden is a unique collaboration between pupils from Nancealverne School, The Wave Project, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, St Aubyn Estates, Jubilee Pool, garden designer Michael Harvey, graphic designer Amelia Berkely and the RSPB.
During the planning stage, pupils visited St Michael’s Mount and worked with the garden and Learning Hub team to propagate succulent plants which have subsequently been planted in the gardens. They visited the RSPB in Marazion and worked with Cornwall Wildlife Trust to learn about the intertidal zone. They learnt how special and unique their local environment and community is and created the garden to send a message to visitors and the community to love and respect their local area.
Showcasing a notice board describing the journey and involvement of the pupils, the garden display will form part of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Trail in Mount’s Bay.
Find out more about Wave Rangers on The Wave Project website here.