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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Youngsters scoop top award for Tatton Show garden


Cheshire East Council’s youth support service came up with an ‘in-genie-ous’ design to be awarded a distinction by judges for their amazing garden at the Tatton Park RHS Flower Show.

Themed around the story of Aladdin, the garden was a magic carpet of colour conjured up by students from Wilmslow High School and Handforth Youth Centre.

Their creation was awarded a distinction in the ‘best high school garden’ category and this is the second year in a row that the Council’s youth support service has won this award.

Young people from Handforth Youth Centre created an ‘Arabian nights’ tableau containing a mosaic, a magic carpet and a serpent, applying a busy and creative use of marigolds, lobelia and an array of other colourful plants.

Councillor Liz Durham, Cabinet member for children and families, said: “Staff and many talented young people have spent months putting this excellent display together and I’m sure you’ll agree that the garden is beautifully presented and deserving of such recognition.”
About 40 young people, from several of the Council’s youth support service projects around Wilmslow and Handforth, have been involved.

After the show, the garden was re-located to Oakenclough Children’s Centre, on Colshaw Farm, where the community is now able to enjoy it.

For more information on the work of the Council’s youth support service, please contact: Kay McIntyre on 01625 384320 or

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