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Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show (12th August 2014)

Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show

A Garden designed by an Oswestry company on behalf of a local charity has earned the highest honours at a prestigious county show.

“War Horse”, a stunning garden designed by Emma Parry of the British Ironwork Centre on behalf of Hope House Children’s Hospice, paying tribute to the millions of animals that served and were lost in battle between 1914 and 1918, has won Shrewsbury Flower Show’s Gold Award.

The garden, which features one of the Centre’s stunning equine sculptures and two starkly contrasting areas either side of a World War I trench, depicts on one side the dark and sombre appearance of the battleground in 1914 and, on the other, how it appears today with brighter, more colourful flowers and foliage.

Hope House Fundraisers were delighted with the garden which has proved to be a huge attraction at the show and has enabled them to raise awareness of their charity at one of the county’s leading annual events.

Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, said “We are extremely proud of Emma’s talents and the wonderful garden that she has designed, and are thrilled that it has received such prestigious recognition. It has been our very great pleasure to undertake this project on behalf of Hope House.”