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