The John Fisher School Wellbeing Garden

We at Toyota Croydon are proud to have assisted The John Fisher School in helping to create the student designed Wellbeing Garden.

In 2015, a group of students and staff decided they wanted to transform an unused piece of land on the school site into a wellbeing garden which could be used by all of the school community. Working with local charity Ecological they designed an eco-garden which would be a space for reflection, enjoyment, learning and peace. The garden design was also shaped by the students and staff, as well as by working with SES Water, Croydon Council, and other local experts.

Through a range of donations and grants, they were able to turn the space into a wonderful garden area with water garden and pond, water feature and numerous planting areas. They have already planted a wild meadow and part of the rockery.

The Garden will also include:

  • A living wall which will include climbers, spices and other plants/flowers which add smell, colour, and usage in Food Technology.
  • Hedgerows which will give shelter and habitat to a range of birds and insects.
  • Recycled Tyres filled with colourful flowers.
  • Further trees and pond plants.

The garden also has space for an outdoor classroom which will allow students at John Fisher, but also local primary and special schools, enjoy learning in the garden. The current plan is to re-use an old metal container which is upcycled into a classroom. This will be powered by both solar panels and wind turbines to further bring environmental importance to the students.

We look forward to seeing the Wellbeing Garden when it is fully finished.