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February 19, 2018

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Green-fingered organisation create garden for Southport Flower Show

A green-fingered Wigan organisation has created an innovative garden to be exhibited at the popular Southport Flower Show.

Designed by Groundwork in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Homes, the garden is part of the planned environmental works at Alexander House.

It is being built by apprentices from the organisation’s build team and is based on a huge 15 piece slider puzzle toy.

This not only means that its appearance can be changed, but that the garden can also be used in different ways, by different users.

Groundwork’s landscape architect and designer Ste Allan said: “We wanted to create a garden that was innovative not just in terms of its design, but also in terms of the overall concept of how it is built and used afterwards.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the reaction it receives at the show.”

Each differently themed square contains varieties of plants, herbs, fruits and structures specifically chosen to maximise its impact at the August show.

The design will blend each square together to be viewed as one.

The garden also includes a solar powered water feature for visual and audible enjoyment and furniture created from recycled materials.

The furniture will be provided by Groundwork’s Project UP, which creates unique upcycled furniture from waste materials, as well as jobs and training opportunities for young people.

Matt Roberts, director of asset management and development for Wigan and Leigh Homes, said: “This was a great way to get involved with an innovative project that provides added value though training and employment opportunities, supports our environmental objectives and ultimately will be enjoyed by our tenants.”

At a time of austerity, the aim of project is not just to produce a fantastic garden, but to also provide value for money.

The design allows for the individual squares, formed together as a show garden, to be separated. After the show they will be reinstated by Groundwork at Alexandra House in Wigan. The show takes places between August 20 until August 23.

For more information visit www.southportflowershow.co.uk.

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