School Wheelbarrow Competition

The School Wheelbarrow competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live is an exceptionally popular annual feature at the show. To celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham, this year’s School Wheelbarrow Competition theme is Commonwealth Countries in a Barrow!

Find out more about the competition here

We are asking schools to plant up a barrow to represent one of the Commonwealth Countries!

Schools will choose one country and draw inspiration from the local flora and fauna, garden styles, national heritage, cuisine and culture to plant a wheelbarrow bursting with colour and creativity. Schools are particularly encouraged to take a lead from the edibles of their chosen country.

Children, from infant up to secondary level can show off their creative flair, working as a team, with the satisfaction of seeing their final creations on display at the show, enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors.

This competition is open to schools in the Midlands only. Entry is free!

We can’t wait to see your potted tributes to the Commonwealth Countries! 


Find out what Commonwealth Countries the schools involved are bringing to the Show…

Annie Lennard Primary School – New Zealand

Balsall Common Primary School – Anguilla

Barford Primary – Nigeria

Bishop Challonor Catholic School – Northern Ireland

Blossomfield Infant and Nursery – England

Colmore Junior School – India

Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School – Canada

Delapre Primary School – Wales

Dickens Heath Primary School – England

Doxey Primary School – India

Fordbridge Community Primary School – Cyprus

Halesbury School – Cyprus

Haslucks Green Junior School – India

Highfield J and I School – India

Hillstone Primary School – India

King Solomon International Business School – Primary – Montserrat

King Solomon International Business School – Secondary – Jamaica

Langley Secondary School – New Zealand

Light Hall School – Australia

Lyndon Green Junior School – Britain

Mappleborough Green C of E Primary School – South Africa

Merstone School – Canada

Monkspath J+I School – Kenya

Northfield Manor Primary Academy – India

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School – Kiribati

Paget Primary School – Saint Lucia

Pegasus School – Ghana

Pinfold Street Primary School – India

Reynalds Cross Special School – India

Shirley Heath Junior School – India

Somerville Primary – Bangladesh

Solihull Prep School – South Africa

Southam College School – India

St Josephs Catholic Primary School – Canada

St Margarets – India

St Marys of the Angels – South Africa

St Patricks Church of England Primary Academy – India

The Earls High School – Zambia

The Oaks Primary School – United Kindgom

Thornton Primary School – Jamaica

Tudor Grange Primary Academy Yew Tree – India

Victoria School – India

Wheelers Lane Technology College – England

Widney Junior School – Jamaica

Woodlands Infant School – New Zealand

Yorkswood Primary school – United Kindgom

Check out some of our past School Wheelbarrows below!

Wheelbarrow special edition
England flag wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow past
Wheelbarrow past 2