Fourth class CBS Primary students Christian Sheehan, Eoghan Geary, Declan Moriarty and Adam Cotter working on the school garden outside their classroom. (SQ-d)

Tucked away behind the fourth class classroom of the CBS Primary School, Mitchelstown is a little haven – a garden like no other with all sorts of mundane household items being given a second lease of life.

Old boots, shower trays, old tyres, a mop bucket and empty containers that once held washing machine tablets, are just some of the items that the fourth class students in the CBS have cleverly found a use for in their garden.

The garden is so impressive that it has gained the school a place in the final of the Muintir na Tire School Garden final on June 20.

School principal Mary O’Callaghan, explained that the students, along with Mr Cahill, Mr Carey and Ms McCafferty, have been working on the garden every day to build it up to what it is and add in new elements.

Students have planted things like cabbage, herbs, strawberries, turnips, peas, lettuce and carrots, as well as having a bug hotel, a wormery and areas where butterflies and bees would thrive.

The garden has become so popular that many parents have also become involved, with one painting a beautiful mural, others donating items for the garden and many coming to simply admire it and what the school has achieved.

Best of luck in the final!