Britain in Bloom 50th Anniversary Bench
In the year that Shevington was invited to enter Britain in Bloom, we decided to commision a bespoke circular bench to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.
Funding was secured from national house builders Taylor Wimpey who have supported Shevington in Bloom in the past.
After many brainstorming sessions a design was ageed, and a consultation was undertaken in the area where the bench was to be installed.
The bench includes a planting area in the centre for a 100 year olive tree purchased for its character and form.
Drawing of agreed design
Area before bench is installed
100 year old Olive Tree at the nursery
Frame of the bench
Bench taking shape
Bench before being galvanised
Bench after being painted, with Jake from Upholland Blacksmiths
Bench arriving on site at Broad 'Oth Lane
Tree being planted
Press release with sponsors, Taylor Wimpey