Council gardeners win Silver at RHS Tatton Park Show

The garden in bloom
The garden in bloom

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s gardeners are bringing home a silver award for their entry in the National Flowerbed competition at the RHS Tatton Park Show in Cheshire.

2012 entrants were asked to use the theme ‘A Celebration of Sport’, so our Council’s horticulture team chose ‘Scotland, Home of Golf’. The flowerbed includes the typical features of a golf course including a green, rough, fairway and obstacles such as water and trees.

Heading up the team is the experienced Brian McAvinney, Nursery Foreman. He said, “This is always a team effort and is the highlight of the year, especially for our apprentices. It gives them the chance to exercise skills they don’t often have the chance to use and gives them valuable experience. The award is the icing on the cake.”

Chair of DGFirst Committee, Councillor Patsy Gilroy, said, “Congratulations to Brian for his inspired design and to the whole team for ably demonstrating their commitment and expertise. I am delighted that they have been awarded a silver medal which is well deserved after all their hard work. We are fortunate to have their skills in Dumfries and Galloway.”