Borough Notcutts worker receives Garden Centre Ambassador of the Year award

by | Sep 27, 2016 | News | 0 comments

A Notcutts worker from Solihull has been named Garden Centre Ambassador of the Year for his outstanding contribution to community gardening projects.

Miles Butterworth, 42, has always had an interest in the outdoors and working with nature.

But his passion for gardening blossomed when he dedicated hours of his spare time to working with young people on various garden projects.

So far he has worked with individuals aged between 17 and 19 to transform a number of neglected care home gardens across the borough.

In addition, he featured on BBC One?s The Instant Gardeners series where he completely turned a family?s life around by creating a sensory garden for their child living with Downs Syndrome.

But his hard work doesn?t stop there.

The green fingered resident, who has become a mentor for the Royal Horticultural Society ?Green Plan It? challenge, has also worked alongside Mill Lodge Primary School and organised various garden centre trips to encourage pupils to be more engaged with nature.

A delighted Miles said: ?I am over the moon to win this award.

?I?ve always been a passionate advocate for community gardening and to be recognised for my work on a national scale is fantastic.

?I hope this will encourage people of all ages to visit their local garden centre and grow their green skills.?

Miles now plans to continue donating bulbs and seeds to local schools and encourage pupils to try their hand at growing plants and vegetables.

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