Haskins Garden Centres

West Moors Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Flower Festival

West Moors Parish Council, who are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, recently asked Alasdair Urquhart from Haskins to help judge their flower festival.

The festival boasted twelve imaginative, high quality displays from different groups within the village, all relating to its sixty year history.

Amie Fawcett from the Parish Council and who arranged the show said, “I am overwhelmed by the support for this event and appreciate all of the entries, considering the time-scale provided. West Moors is a diverse village and this has been an amazing opportunity for everyone to come together.”

Alasdair, along with fellow judge Susan Hooper, member of NFAS (National Flower Arranging Society), carefully considered each entry within the three prize categories and were very impressed.

In the Adult group, West Moors Horticultural Society took first place with their entry ‘The Petwyn’, which interpreted the village green and War Memorial. In the Youth category, the village’s Youth Club took first place with their ‘History of the village bench’. The children’s category was won by Oakhurst Community First School, with their cross-community effort, “From Little Acorns, Might Oaks Grow”.

Overall, Alasdair commented that, “it’s invigorating to see different parts of the community converge and celebrate a shared heritage. It was tough to decide who should win and all of the entries are to be commended.”

Pictured above: Judges Susan Hooper and Alasdair Urquhart with winning Oakhurst Community First School

Pictured below: Judges Alasdair Urquhart and Susan Hooper with the winning adult entry from West Moors Horticultural Society.