Double Gold for Show Gardens at Southport Flower Show

Monday 19 Aug 2019

Three Myerscough College learners helped build two Gold Medal winning Show Gardens at the annual Southport Flower Show last weekend.


Preston Paving and Landscaping, with help from Myerscough apprentices Mackenzie Moffatt, Luke  Jelley and Rebecca Heredia-Kaye, brought to life two winning entries in the Schools Design-a-Garden Competition.

The competition is for junior school pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and this year they were tasked with designing an attractive, eco-friendly garden, with ‘The Garden Party’  as the theme, incorporating the use of plants, colours, recycled matter – and a lot of imagination.

Grace Scovell, from Heskin Pemberton Co of E Primary School, saw her design win a Large Gold Medal while Laycie Martindale, from Mere Brow CE Primary School, saw her design win a Gold Medal.

The show gardens were enjoyed by a number of celebrities at the event, including Strictly Come Dancing Judge, Bruno Tonioli.

Lee Price, Myerscough College’s Employer Service Manager, remains ever impressed by the designs that are entered.

He said: “There is always a huge response to the competition every year and, as ever, the standard of entries was very high. The competition is a great for young people interested in gardening and I’ve been really impressed by the designs.’’

“A huge well done must go to the guys at Preston Paving and Landscaping who have really raised the bar with their fantastic work this year as well as our three learners who assisted them ably.’’

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