Wallwood Flowers displayed for 2019's RHS Flower Show | Knutsford Times

Wallwood Flowers displayed for 2019’s RHS Flower Show

By on May 12, 2019

Visitors and residents will be treated to a display of colourful wooden flowers decorated by local school children and planted in Wallwood (near Knutsford’s Tatton Gate) for the duration of 2019’s RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park.

The project sponsored by local companies Eleven Recruitment and Little Waitrose, will involve local children decorating the tall wooden flowers to reflect this year’s RHS themes of Bugs & Insects & Green/Eco Initiatives.  Bob Garner, Knutsford Town Council’s Town Ranger is utilising his exceptional craft skills to produce 20 flowers to be ‘planted’ in Wallwood from the opening day on 17th to 21st July.  Nick Smith, Managing Director of Eleven Recruitment, said “As a local business we are delighted to be involved with this community project to promote the town during the RHS Show”.  Charlotte Fearn, Customer Service Manager of Little Waitrose, said, “Little Waitrose might be a nationwide brand, but we always try and support local initiatives in the community. Whether it is Pumpkin Path or Easter Bunny Hop, we enjoy supporting local events and this is a lovely unique project”.

The flowers will be a new addition to Knutsford’s very successful Floral Walk and although not part of the official judging process it is envisaged the judges will visit to enjoy the spectacle.  After the show the flowers will be returned to the participating schools and nurseries. Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager, said, “We are grateful to the sponsors for enabling us to organise this ‘garden’ and if this project proves popular, we hope to extend it next year, with different ages and community groups getting involved.”

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