Flowerbed Storytime

Andover Trees United

Flowerbed Storytime is a wildflower installation to be displayed in Andover High Street from June 8th, aiming to engage local communities with the wonder of native wild flowers through sowing, growing, stories and art.

Visitor Information

The Time Ring
High St
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 1NY

Flowerbed Storytime, a collaboration between 5 of our partner schools & volunteers, features a Storyteller in the flower bedroom on June 30

The installation in the town links to Harmony Woods, where we have been improving biodiversity & introducing wildflowers since 2015. The wood is open to everyone all year round; directions can be found on the website (follow Harmony Woods link from the homepage). Dogs must be kept on a lead.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Come along and muck in!
Help water the High St flower bedroom installation.
Explore the storybox in the bedroom.
SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER, Harmony Woods:
Help plant the 3000 wildflower plants that have been raised by children in our partner schools, at our volunteering workdays on the allotment and by visitors to the flower bedroom. Let us know you are coming to join in and we will be sure to have a flower cupcake to thank you.

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Photos of the site

First seed sowing, allotment

Monday, March 4, 2019

Seed sowing Portway Juniors

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Seed sown

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Birdsfoot Trefoil germinating

Friday, April 19, 2019

Pricking out seedlings, High St

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Community lends hand, High St

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Artwork for the flower bedroom

Sunday, April 28, 2019

A-Fest visitors join in

Sunday, April 28, 2019

ATU volunteer shows how it's done

Sunday, April 28, 2019

High St before...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Just some of the seedlings raised

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Local gallery donates drawers

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gathering the bedroom furniture

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Artwork with Kaz

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Artwork with Kaz

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Now how shall I write this?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

You are invited...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Come to Flowerbed Storytime!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Wildflower turf on the move!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Let's get going!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

We've Got This!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The finished bedroom

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Lots of interest already!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Flowerbedroom toys visit the wood

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Wildflower Walk in Harmony Woods

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Painting, drawing, stamping...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Toys head home to Flowerbedroom

Monday, June 24, 2019

Help! The toys are lost!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Can you help the toys get home?

Friday, June 28, 2019

Still looking good!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Please look after us, let us grow

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Bee comes to dine

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Daisies fade, kidney vetch blooms

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Finding the story flowers

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Flower stories by Portway Juniors

Sunday, June 30, 2019

One of the Lost Toys comes home

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Today's visitors help to plant

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Our wildflowers!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Taking mine home to look after

Sunday, June 30, 2019

It's storytime! All join in!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Potting up plants for the meadow

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Two more toys make it home

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Adding a plant to the bedroom

Sunday, June 30, 2019

200 plants and counting!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

We love our flower medallions!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

One last bee needs a home...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sharing a flower story

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Potting up

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Many plug plants to pot up

Thursday, July 4, 2019

VR comes to the high street!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Feedback from the VR event

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Making wildflowers at VR event

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Exploring nature through VR

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Taking VR into school

Friday, September 27, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Youth project coordinators took their virtual reality tours and headsets into school to share with other students. 27/09/2019 - 12:00 8 Mixed ages
Youth project brought virtual reality tours to Harmony Woods for wildflower planting day. 21/09/2019 - 10:00 10 Mixed ages
Youth project (Wildflower Bedroom VR Trail) coordinators ran event on the high street - immersing community into nature via virtual reality. 03/09/2019 - 11:00 25 Mixed ages
On June 30th Storytime happened; the bedroom attracted 100s visitors: wildflower stories were told, medallions made, 200 plants potted up 30/06/2019 - 10:00 200 Mixed ages
Held wildflower walks in Harmony Woods and set up art activities, drawing and painting the flowers in the wood. 30/06/2019 - 12:30 50 Mixed ages
Sowed birdsfoot trefoil and lady's bedstraw seed with 6 classes at Portway Junior School 02/04/2019 - 01:30 200 Mixed ages
We sowed wildflower seeds at our community allotment. We took sowing kits into our partner schools and community day at the local market. 02/04/2019 - 13:30 60 Mixed ages
We sowed wildflower seeds at our community allotment. We took sowing kits into our partner schools and community day at the local market. 02/04/2019 - 13:30 60 Mixed ages