Garden wins highest recognition from Royal Horticultural Society
Published on: 15 Nov 2017
by Dave Mikkelson, chair Filton Community Garden
THE annual Royal Horticultural Societies awards presentation was held in Torquay this year.
A delegation from Filton Community Garden consisting of Helen Johnson, Janet Hillier, Cllr Anne Kenyon and Chair of Filton Town Council Darryl Collins made an early start full of expectation but always, with the thought in the back of their minds of whether the garden had maintained the quality displayed in previous years.
As it turned out they had nothing to fear, for the fourth year in a row Filton Community Garden were awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award of outstanding, a fantastic achievement and just reward for the dedication shown by the volunteers. Each year the assessors challenge us to improve and we never let them down, this year we have added the fantastic owl sculpture and fairy door experience along with the orchard planted by our schoolchildren and the bee conservation area.
What about next year, well you will have to see, we have two projects currently in the planning stage but I can say no more.
Many thanks to the residents of Filton and wider Community for the tremendous support you give us.