Guernsey Press Ambassador of the Year Award - Nigel Clarke was delighted to be nominated in January
GSPCA Project - January saw plants and hedges planted to attract wildlife and provide more attractive surroundings for the rescued animals

La Vallette Challenge - Ongoing from 2015 and continuing into March 2016 proved very popular with volunteers

Workshops attended by Acorn House/12th Beaver Group/Carers Caring Together/Vauvert School/Monkey Puzzle/Hautes Capelles School/Rainbows


Presentation To La Houguette School of the first bay tree Laurus Nobilis 'Guernsey Girl' - December 2015

La Vallette Challenge - November 2015

Launch of Laurus Nobilis 'Guernsey Girl' - November 2015

Open Day - 4th October 2015

Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms & Mini Beasts Workshops - September 2015

Workshops Attended By Forest School/St. Sampson's Brownies/La Houguette School/Wigwam/ADHD/Autism Special Needs Support Groups/Vauvert School/La Mare de Carteret Primary School

Launch of The Ogren Plant Allergy Scale (OPALS) - May 2015

Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms & Mini Beasts Workshops - April 2015


Queux Manor Voted

"Best Christmas Light Display In Guernsey Judges Choice"

Sponsored By La Fratenelle & Supported By Island FM

Prize of £1,000.00 donated to Green Legacy Guernsey

Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms and Mini Beasts Children's Workshop


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Almost 200 Adults And Children Aged 0 To 4 Years Attended The 2014 Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms Workshop

On going Living Streets project - first phase to be completed by end of February.  A massive team effort including Living Streets volunteers, Andrew Male, Joanne De La Mare, Carl Bisson, Tom Le Pelley, Pat Wisher and Ken Wheeler. JLT Insurance Management (Gsy) Ltd employee Joan Ozanne.  Duke of Edinburgh students from St. Sampsons High School and students from Le Murier, also Community Service Scheme.

Living Streets sponsorship provided by Tony Creasey and is funded through the 5p charge on plastic bags at Marks & Spencer with additional funding from Green Legacy Guernsey.

First Phase Planting Completed in March 2014 


Up an coming timeline Projects include wild flowers at Guernsey Airport  working with Floral Guernsey and Floral Forest.  On going Living Streets project is a native hedge row, educational edible orchard for wildlife and humans providing guidance with RSPB Guernsey representative, Vic Froome.

In November 2013, Nigel Clarke received a lifetime achievement award for excellence and innovation for learning outside the classroom.

Bring learning to life!

In June 2013 the first LOtC training course for Guernsey teachers was held at Queux Plant Centre.  All local schools were invited to nominate a teacher to attend.

The Education Department provided funding for one supply teacher from each school.  Floral Guernsey parish groups also provided funding for a teacher representing their parish.

Green Legacy Guernsey won the 2013 Insurance Corporation Best Conservation Project Award and donated the £2,000.00 prize money to funding teachers on the full day course.  This additional funding meant that every school which took part received a years membership ( which should have been £250.00 but LOtC kindly permitted schools to sign up on the day for a discounted price of £60.00) to LOtC.

The Boat Now Situated As A Focal Point In The Educational Garden

Queux's Education Garden is a natural area created to provide for a safe habitat for local wildlife.  It gives children attending courses at the Centre a unique insight to the natural world.

"In June 2013, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom was pleased to deliver 2 days of training for teachers in partnership with Green Legacy Guernsey.  These courses were aimed to give teachers a tool to embed learning outside the classroom into the curriculum, and ensure that all young people in Guernsey benefit from the opportunity to learn outside the classroom regularly.  It was fantastic to have the Education Garden as a location and resource for the courses. It was clear that the teachers found the garden very inspiring, and it was a great way to illustrate the principles and benefits of learning outside the classroom.  What is lovely about the garden is not only the care that has been taken to make it welcoming and beautiful place, but it has also been developed in a way to encourage visitors to develop natural spaces in their own school grounds, and suggests lots of different ideas for learning and teaching outside the classroom".- Victoria Wilcher, LOtC Development Manager (Council For Learning Outside the Classroom. 

Over 500 children to date, including children with special needs, from schools and playgroups will have attended workshops in Green Legacy’s eco garden at Queux Plant Centre. The main theme of workshops are Wiggly Worms, Natures Recyclers and How Plants Grow.  St Martins, The Croft, Blanchelande, St Mary & St Michael, Castel, St Andrews, Capelles, La Houguette and Floral Guernsey Tiny Tots are just a few of the schools and groups who have participated in workshops. 

Green Legacy’s commitment to education has been recognised by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and on the 20th June and the 21st June two one day workshops will be held for local teachers on how to teach Curriculum subjects using the Natural environment. The workshops will be held in the Eco garden at Queux Patio Plant Centre.

We have now completed the supply of approximately 3,000 free Native trees and hedging at the new Castel cemetary early this year and have offered to supply Native trees and hedging (predominantly Hawthorn) for planting alongside the road at Guernsey airport in the near future.

On Thursday June 13th 2013 at a presentation awards ceremony at Les Cotils, Nigel Clarke was awarded the Insurance Corporation Best Conservation Project 2013 for the Education Garden.  The Insurance Corporation encourages entries from individuals, families, conservation and environmental groups or organsiations, companies, landscaping firms, States departments and parishes.  After being nominated, judging took place by a panel of judges visiting the Education Garden on 4 June 2013.  The £2,000.00 prize money was awarded on the understanding that it will be used for the further enhancement of the project or further nature conservation projects.  Nigel donated the winnings to funding Guernsey school teachers to attend a full day Learning Outside the Classroom courses on 20th & 21st June 2013. 

On 20th & 21st June 2013, the following schools sent teachers on The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Courses through sponsorship from a local captive insurance company, parish floral groups and the financial first prize won by Nigel Clarke in the Insurance Corporation Conservation Project Winner 2013;-

Amherst Primary School, Castel Primary School, Forest Primary School, Hautes Capelles Primary School, La Houguette Primary School, La Mare de Carteret Primary School, La Mare de Carterest High School, Le Murier, Notre Dame du Rosaire R.C. Primary School, St. Andrews Primary School, St. Martins Primary School, St. Sampsons Infants School, The Link Centre & Vale Infants School.

Vanessa Crispini-Adams from Little Green Fingers & Sharon Coffell fro Maylands Nursery also attended the LOtC course. 

Green Legacy Guernsey/Queux Plant Centre hold the Quality badge for Learning Outside the Classroom and were amongst the first in the United Kingdom to receive it.

 A Teacher From A Guernsey School Reflecting At The LOtC Workshop


In May 2012 the 11th St Josephs Brownies participated in a workshop to attain their Gardeners & Environment Badges.  Brown Owl, Becky Tostevin commented "The Brownies had fun at the workshop and enjoyed being educated outside the classroom environment.  The experience raised their awareness of the environment and how they use their senses".

More than ever the workshops proved as popular as ever and one group to benefit were the 9th St. Peter Cubs.


More Workshops and providing the plants for many of the Guernsey In Bloom and Floral Guernsey entrants.


More Floral workshops and providing the plants for many of the Guernsey in Bloom and Floral Guernsey entrants.  Another in the potting Shed competition with Island FM.  Floral displays for a Liberation Calvalcade entrant.


St. Andrews Primary School was short listed for the South West region 2009 Learning Outside the Classroom Awards with three other schools.  Tom Ogren, a world authority on pollen related allergies came over from California to support the Green Legacy Guernsey project.  Native trees and plants are vital to the natural environment but Tom's knowledge will ensure that plants chosen by Green Legacy Guernsey will also be the right varieties to match their final planting place. 


Linda Laxton from British Wild Flowers returned to Guernsey supporting Green Legacy Guernsey and again donation 1,000 flowering plants for local children to plant in their gardens around the island.  Steph Ozanne, following in her mother's footsteps, did a skydive for Green Legacy Guernsey with HSBC bank matching the amount raised - "I thought doing a skydive for the charity would be a great way to raise money for such a good cause.  I also wore my Superwoman outfit on the skydive!  I was introduced to the project by my mum, Joan Ozanne, and I went along and assisted with a project at Sous L'Eglise where I had such a good time".  In the Flybe local education heroes awards, Queux Patio took second place with a very well deserved first place going to le Rondin School.  Joan & Steph Ozanne dressed up in a Christmas theme to entertain the children who visited the Queux Patio Christmas light displays.  First of the low energy light bulbs were distributed to members of Age Concern and the WRVS.


The Green Legacy Guernsey Project was officially launched in March 2007 with a target of £2,000.00 per year to be raised to supply free native trees and hedging plants to the parishes and to supply free low energy light bulbs to the elderly.  The money was to be raised from wokshops and events at the Plant Centre, donations from visitors to our Christmas light display and from local companies who could see and believe in the benefits of the project.  St. Andrews won GOLD in the large village catergory of the 2007 RHS Britain In Bloom Awards.  They were also runners-up in the Environment Award.  Les Bourgs Hospice also won Parish Gold Award for the second year running.  Green Legacy Guernsey had volunteer work support and donations from JLT Insurance Management (Guernsey) Limited and NRG, including Joan ozanne doing a sponsored skydive to raise funds which were matched by JLT.  This was also the year that The Educational Garden was opened.

The Boat Where The Pond Has Been Created

A Pile Of Wood Near The Water Tower Prior To The Educational Garden Being Created


Green Legacy Guernsey April and October 2006 workshops at the Plant Centre attracted over 500 adults and children including Tiny Tots who were keen to learn about creating a Floral Island.  Money raised at the Tiny Tots playtime was donated to BBC Children In Need.  In July Linda Laxton from British Wild Flowers supporting Green Legacy Guernsey, joined us at Floral Guernsey's Summer Festival at Candie Gardens.  Linda donated 1,000 wild flowers and Thompson & Morgan donated vegetable and yellow geraniums which were given free to over 800 local children to be planted in their gardens.  100% of all donations were given to MIND the mental health charity.  St. Andrews School and Les Bourgs Hospice both won Floral Awards in 2006.  We are proud to have been associated with the sponsorship of the Schools Marquee a the annual Floral Guernsey Show, sponsors of the annual Floral Guernsey Schools awards for a number of years and the maintenance of Les Bourgs Hospice gardens.  In December the visitors who enjoyed their visit to the Christmas lights at the Plant Centre made donations which were given 100% to Les Bourgs Hospice.


December 2005 we received the Collas Day Outstanding Service Award organised and presented by Island FM.


In 2004 we received a Guiton Group Ambassador Of The Year Award nomination in recognition of credit brought to Guernsey by raising £7,520.00 for Children In Need with a children's planting initiative and events a the Plant Centre.  Over a four year period over £25,000.00 was raised for BBC Children In Need.  Other awards made directly to the Plant Centre were Gold Awards and overall winner awards for our show gardens at Floral Guernsey shows and the Skipton Award For Outstanding Contribution to Floral Guernsey show 2004


In 2003 £9,500.00 was raised for Children in Need from a fund raising event at the Plant Centre which involved children planting pots of pansies.  100% of donations given to BBC Children In Need.