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23rd February
to 21st April
300 You will earn 300 gold points for completing this activity.
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Small Space Gardening Design Challenge with the Cloud Gardener and RHS Urban Show

23rd February to 21st April
Be part of an exciting project team designing and building a balcony garden for the Royal Horticultural Society Urban Show! Transform the urban environment with your creation and bring the city to life!

This project gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience transforming urban small spaces with the creation of a balcony garden, You and your team will design the space, select the plants, build your garden and showcase your creation at the Royal Horticulture Urban Garden Show in the Mayfair Depot.

To build a really impactful garden this project needs students from all subjects, we need designers, architects, artists, biologists, experts on place and space, mental health advocates and anything else! All you need is a passion to create a sustainable space on a balcony!

You will be supported in achieving all this by the Cloud Gardener. The Cloud Gardner inspires a new generation of urban gardeners and encourages urban residents to maximise their unique growing spaces like balcony gardens. To promote the benefits to urban wildlife, biodiversity and mental health. Discover more about the Cloud Gardener and their story here.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from urban developers who are looking to incorporate more sustainable features into the urban landscape

After the project, your garden will have a continued life at a residence on campus where you can monitor its impacts on biodiversity.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Discover... the world of small space gardening with the Cloud Gardener
  • Transform... a balcony, alleyway or terrace into your own garden
  • Encourage... wildlife in the built-up environment of Manchester
  • Produce ... your own food through small space gardening techniques
  • Be ... more sustainable and find out how to build a sustainability-focused career.
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 23/02/24 - John Dalton East Building. E0.07
    Design Workshop 1
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 28/02/24 - BS 3.07 (S Atrium)
    Design Workshop 2
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 06/03/24 - Business School Room 3.12 North Atrium
    Design Workshop 3
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 13/03/24 - Business School Room North Atrium 3.14
    Design Workshop 4
  • place 13:00 to 16:00 on 20/03/24 - Meet on Chester Street outside the John Dalton Building:
    Trip to Irlam Nursery
    a visit to the plant nursery to select plants - Please don't be late!
  • place 13:00 to 15:00 on 27/03/24 - Business School BS 3.15 (N Atrium)
    Design Workshop 5
  • call_split 14/03/24 to 12/04/24
    Final Garden Design and Build
  • call_split 12/04/24 to 17/04/24
    Show Garden Build
  • place 18/04/24 to 21/04/24 - Showcase Event
    Garden Showcase