Where there’s green there’s gold.
That is most surely true for Myerscough College and for Garstang’s Bloomers team.
For both have gained gold awards in the North West in Bloom awards unveiled last Thursday.
For Myerscough Gardens which cover more than an acre, set behind the College’s Plantworld Centre, it was a repeat performance.
They were again named as the North West’s Best Small Tourist Attraction.
The gardens contain 20 themed plant borders set into a large lawned area,a pond and a bog garden, a large collection of trees and an ornamental kitchen garden.
The awards event was held at Southport Floral Hall.
Myerscough Head Gardener Liz Stephens, collected the college’s award with Linda Reiss.
Liz said: “We are delighted that our gardens have once again been recognised by North West in Bloom as a leading tourist attraction in the area.
“We work very hard in maintaining them and making them an attraction that is both pleasing on the eye and popular with the general public.” Ann Turner, Myerscough College’s chief executive and principal, said:“We are extremely proud of the gardens here at Myerscough and we are pleased that the hard work of Liz and the team has been rewarded yet again.
“This award recognises not just our beautiful gardens but the wider experience in Plantworld and our inviting garden tea rooms.’’
North West in Bloom is one of the largest environmental campaigns in the country .
It is aimed at encouraging local communities to care for their local environment through imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and initiatives such as landscaping, conservation and recycling projects.
The regional awards are judged by a panel of industry experts who look at factors such as horticultural excellence, community involvement, environmental friendliness and sustainability.