The College’s latest piece of specially-designed landscape gardening has proved a hit with local Claughton Village residents.

Part of the Village’s ‘Claughton In Bloom’ project, the garden feature includes fresh flowers encircling the unmistakable shape of the College logo.

‘Claughton In Bloom’ looks to add even more vibrant colours to Birkenhead Park’s neighbouring village, with hanging baskets outside the shops, and a host of greenery in other public areas. The College was contacted by the project’s organisers due to its prominent position within Claughton, and staff worked alongside planners to come up with the eye-catching focal point at the corner of the stretch of garden between Upton Road and Shrewsbury Road.

Sam Rayson hard at work putting the garden together

Estates Manager at the College, Alan Smith said: “When we were contacted to get involved with ‘Claughton In Bloom’, we were more than happy to contribute. The organisers built the area for us, and we set about designing the inside and filling it. We’re really happy with the outcome and all of the feedback we’ve had from the local people has been extremely positive.”

Exercising her green-fingered talents in putting the garden together was member of staff, Sam Rayson.

In charge of the College reprographics and usually found in the printroom, Sam was sought out amongst other staff for her renowned talents in the garden. Having been born into a family of gardeners who ran a well-loved nursery and greengrocer’s in a small, East Midlands village for over 70 years, Sam is no stranger to getting her hands dirty! Her garden design skills and knowledge of plants have played a major part in making the College an even more outstanding part of Claughton Village.

Sam's family's greengrocer & florist in Rushden, Northamptonshire

Posted by The BSFC Blogger on 7 July 2017

Category: College Life




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