We are finalists! *Update

Shortlisted for CPRE Countryside Award

We are pleased to announce that Patrick’s Patch has been shortlisted for the Campaign to Protect England’s (CPRE) Countryside Award for young people.

The CPRE approached Rachel, our Head Gardener to see if we would like to enter due to all the hard work the children from local schools have put into the garden.

This week we were told we were finalists and invited to Winchester.

The Countryside Awards scheme is sponsored by The Southern Co-operative (lead and Community and Voluntary category sponsor), Steve’s Leaves (Young People), Hildon (Rural Enterprise) and Hastoe (Sustainable Buildings).

Run by the county branch of the CPRE, this year’s awards, now in its 11th term, has seen a record entries.

They recognise and celebrate those working in Hampshire countryside for everyone to value and enjoy.

The winners will be announced by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire at a ceremony on September 19 at Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall near Winchester.

To find out more about CPRE click here.


We are pleased to let you know that we were the only ones to receive a Highly Commended award, in our group of 6 finalists. Our category was working with young people to help them understand rural issues.

Kingsworthy Primary School was the winner.

CPRE gave some very nice feedback;

The CPRE Countryside Awards team would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your support at the 2017 awards evening last night. All of the displays looked amazing with some highly creative and interesting use of limited display space! It was wonderful to see so many incredible projects in one room and to see the wonderful work each project is involved in and devoted to.

Very many congratulations once again for your achievement in this year’s CPRE Countryside Awards. With the tough competition this year to have been chosen as a finalist, let alone a commendation for some, is a huge accomplishment and you are all extremely worthy!