Tradition continues for Pughs

Pughs managing director Peter Forrest, with Jane Owen and Gilda Davis from Hope House

We will be continuing a newly-established tradition at this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Design and planning work for our show garden is already well under way for the 2011 event in August, and we have big plans for this year’s exhibit.

Managing director, Peter Forrest, said: “Last year we won a gold medal for our garden and it seemed such a waste to just take the garden to pieces after the event. So we decided to donate the entire garden to the Severn Hospice in Shrewsbury, and it was painstakingly replanted on the hospice site at Bicton Heath.

“This year we wanted to continue our new tradition, and so our garden from the 2011 show will be donated to Hope House at Oswestry, once the event is over.”

The 2010 garden was designed and planted with the help of Andi Way from Boningale Garden Creations, in Albrighton, and we are once again using their services for our 2011 display.

Gilda Davis, from Hope House, said: “We’re very grateful that Pughs have made such a generous offer. The garden will be in our courtyard which is an area of the hospice used for many play and fun activities.”