Britain in Bloom 50th Anniversary Bench

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

Completed installation

Press release with sponsors, Taylor Wimpey