Monkton Elm wins WW1 flower show prize

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre have won a gold medal and 'Best in Show' for their WW1 memorial garden at the Taunton Flower Show.

Monkton Elm garden
Monkton Elm garden
Plant and duty manager Andrew Pitman said: "Our garden scooped a large gold medal and the Bill Cridland Memorial Trophy for ‘Best in Show’ for the third year running and we’re absolutely delighted.

"The garden is a tribute to war heroes and features a memorial obelisk, donated by Redwood Stone, as well as traditional planting using hardy perennials, shrubs, bedding and David Austin roses."

A ‘Peace’ rose giveaway was also part of the garden. People were able to put their names down along with the name of a relative or loved one they lost during either the first or second world wars or any other conflict to receive one of 500 roses the garden centre was giving away. Five hundred people will be picked at random later in the month to receive a rose.

All of the names the garden centre collected will then be added to a special memorial page on its website.

The garden also received a visit from TV gardener Toby Buckland who was in attendance at the show.


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