The team at the Churchtown Botanic Gardens are delighted that the RHS Judges of North West Britain in Bloom have awarded the park a Gold Medal. The Botanic Gardens Community Assocation have also been given the highest level, ‘Outstanding’ in the ‘It’s your Neighbourhood Award’ from the Britain in Bloom RHS judges – for the 5th year in succession. So last Friday the volunteers got together for a little celebration in the Settle Inn, which is next to the Fernery in the park.
The Fernery will be open on Sunday 18th November, so that people from all over the country attending the BPS indoor meeting at the World Museum Liverpool on Saturday 17th will have the opportunity to stay on and visit Southport to see what we have been up to. The re-stocking of the Fernery with a wonderful selection of sub-tropical ferns was made possible by the generosity of the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. We know that this made a great impression on the judges, so thank you again, RBGE!