Gardeners' service nets guild awards

Loyalty and outstanding service were rewarded at last week's Professional Gardeners' Guild AGM in Cornwall.

Awards for loyal service went to Eddie Peeling, who has spent 40 years maintaining and developing the gardens around Grimsthorpe Castle, and Martin Fox, head gardener at Abbotswood.

The President's Award for outstanding service on behalf of the guild was awarded to Marion Friend for administration of the traineeship scheme.

New Gardener of the Year awards went to James Miller and Jennifer Hudson. Michael Stewart, Gareth Hunter and Anna McPhun completed traineeships this year.


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