Wyevale makeover competions

Three Wyevale garden centres announced the winners of their garden centre makeover competitions, as voted by thousands of people from local communities.

The winner of Pennine Wyevale Garden Centre?s competition was Kirkwood Hospice, a facility providing care to the terminally ill, while Birchencliffe Wyevale Garden Centre?s top prize went to Forget Me Not Children?s Hospice, a charity that supports children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire. Raglan Wyevale Garden Centre?s competition was won by Raglan Primary School, a local school in the centre of Bromley that has been operating for more than 120 years.

All three competitions were launched in October 2015 with a view to giving something back to the community through transforming garden spaces that mean something to locals. The competitions ran until mid-December 2015, with visitors to each garden centre casting votes for their favourite group to win.

The winning community groups will each receive a beautiful new garden in time for summer. A team of volunteers from each Wyevale Garden Centre will work respectively with a local landscape designer to transform the winners? green spaces into beautiful outdoor havens ? to be enjoyed by residents, students and visitors alike.

Lorraine Walters, Garden Centre Manager at Raglan, says: ?It?s great to be doing a project that gives something back to the community ? on behalf of the community. We look forward to using our expertise to transform Ragland VC Primary School?s garden space into an area that the kids and teachers can feel comfortable in and be proud of.?

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