Commonwealth Games Batton 2014
To commemoriate the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Upholland Blacksmiths was commisioned to create a bespoke metal planter in the shape of a batton.
Funding for the planting was generously given by the Co-operative Community Fund, and watering was funded by Lowri Beck.
Everglades Nurseries in Ulnes Walton, Euxton were commissioned to plant the batton with perennials for sustanability, with a selection of annuals to add summer colour.
Plants used include Crocosmia Lucifer, Begonia, Kniphofia (Red Hot Pocker) and Senecio cineraria (Silver Leaf).
Batton at Nursery before planting
Newly planted batton
On site in centre of village