Wigan Council garden project wins top honour at flower show

An eco-friendly project run by Wigan Council landed a top award at Southport Flower Show.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 3:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 4:22 pm
Pictured from the left are garden designer Allison McIntosh, Hairy Biker David Myers and schoolgirl Sylvie McGuinness

The Waste Not Garden – a combined effort from residents, school-children and local authority staff – was deemed to be gold standard by event judges.

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Green-fingered volunteers dedicated more than 600 hours to the scheme, using hard materials and waste items that are often seen as unrecyclable.

The garden’s striking centrepiece was a circular tree seat made from empty pop bottles filled with single-use plastics, known as eco-bricks made by local primary school children.