A group of Truro School students taking part in this year’s Young Enterprise (YE) competition have been invited to take part in Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle this weekend (April 29-30), hosted by television gardening expert Toby Buckland.
The Year 10 students, who named their company The Seaweed Gardeners, were approached through Twitter by the event’s organisers, who noticed the company for their hard work and innovative products.
Gabrielle Jackson, creative director of Toby Buckland’s Garden Festivals, said: “As organisers of the festivals, we’re always on the lookout for great products, innovation, interesting stories and enterprise.
“The Seaweed Gardeners and all that they have achieved through Young Enterprise tick every box and we are so pleased they are going to be part of our garden festival at Powderham Castle.”
Fiona Hammond, sales director of The Seaweed Gardeners, added: “We’re extremely excited to be invited to attend this prestigious event, and honoured that such a prominent figure in the gardening world has noticed our company and products.”
The invitation is just one of a number of achievements The Seaweed Gardeners has been celebrating recently, which include the development of new products, more retailers stocking its products and winning more awards at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair held at the Eden project last month.
The team are now finishing development of their latest product ‘The Pollinating Cup’, designed to grow flowers that attract bees to encourage pollination and help conserve declining bee populations in the UK, which will be launched at garden festival.
MD, Keya Patwardhan, said: “Our company is really flourishing as a result of our recent achievements and we hope that our new product proves to be as successful as our existing products have been.
“We’re also extremely grateful for the opportunities and support our company has had, from other local businesses, the general public and, of course, Young Enterprise Cornwall.”