Big grin as Cheshire Cat creation wins
APRIMARY school wowed judges to triumph at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
Everything came up smelling of roses for Whirley Primary with its Cheshire Cat-themed garden.
The school won ‘Best Primary School Garden’ at the event in Knutsford.
Judges were impressed by its innovative use of recycled and upcycled materials.
Edged with hubcaps boldly painted as flowers, with green wooden spoons for leaves, there were two black and white cows made of plastic containers and tin cans, sporting pink rubber gloves as udders.
There were also three of Lewis Carroll’s beaming Cheshire cats, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, made from cushions and fabric with silver compact disc eyes.
There were also a bronze prize for Adlington Hall and Gardens with its entry ‘The Hermit’s Garden’ in the Back to Back Garden category.
The Floristry College of the Year prize went to Reaseheath College, where local students study for a career in agricultural professions.
Meanwhile, CVS Cheshire East, which links volunteers to charities in Macclesfield, won the a silver award in the Blooming Bed category.
Adlington Hall and Gardens won bronze for their entry, The Hermit’s Garden. Right: The team
●● Whirley Primary School children with their Cheshire Cat themed garden
●● Finlay Nicol-Heath and Sophie Chapman, both eight, put the finishing touches to Whirley Primary’s garden
●● Some of the Reaseheath displays