Carr Bank hosts silver-gilt garden!
Mansfield's silver-gilt winning entry in the RHS/Ball Colegrave National Flower Bed Competition is now on display for residents and visitors at Carr Bank Park, off Windmill Lane.
The Albert Sorby Buxton collection flowerbed was designed by Dave Bannister of Mansfield District Council Parks Service.
It is a floral tribute to the watercolour artist A S Buxton, who returned to Mansfield from Slade School, London, to become head of the local art school featuring a variety of flowers, including: begonias, coleus watermelon and zinnias and was prepared at the District Council's Central Nursery.
The display incorporates an artist's pallet viewed through a picture frame creating a living scene with a stream and a bridge.
The entry is part of Mansfield in Bloom which is a District Council led campaign in conjunction with local schools, partners, businesses, residents and community groups across the district.
Mansfield's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton, commented: "I am delighted that residents and visitors to the district have the chance to see the silver-gilt winning display at Carr Bank Park."
"The RHS silver-gilt award is a tribute to our Parks staff who have all worked tirelessly in creating this display and my thanks and congratulations go out to all them. I must make particular mention of Dave Bannister, who has designed this flowerbed."
Councillor Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council, said: "This award-winning flower bed makes a splendid, colourful addition to the already beautiful Carr Bank Park."
"I would urge residents and visitors alike to come along and see for themselves this floral masterpiece created by our parks staff."
The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show is an annual event for Mansfield District Council Parks department. The District Council has an excellent reputation at the show having won both gold and silver medals in previous years.
Mansfield faced stiff competition from other local authorities, including: Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Preston City Council, Vale Royal Borough Council and Bury Metropolitan Borough Council.
For more information on Mansfield in Bloom; please visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/mansfieldinbloom.