Ted Cullinan celebrated a hat trick of gardening jobs by visiting Kew and writing a ditty in honour of partner Robin Nicholson.

Edward Cullinan must be the most green-fingered architectural practice in the country as it is currently involved in three horticultural projects.

It has just started on a new project for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, and is working on a new Gateway for the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

The practice has also designed a new Education and Interpretation Centre at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which is currently awaiting funding.

The architect recently held a bash at the Temperate House of Kew Gardens to celebrate its green growth. The event conincided with a 60th birthday party for Edward Cullinan partner Robsin Nicholson, who was also celebrating 25 years' service at the practice.

In honour of the occasion Ted Cullinan composed a short ditty for Robin. Apparently there’s a long-held traditional at the practice of writing “a little doggerel” to mark birthdays and leaving do’s.

If anybody else has written an ode, sonnet or poem to celebrate a special occasion please send them to asmith@buildergroup.co.uk and we’ll will record the best of them on the web site for posterity.