Green-fingered pupils impress at garden festival

Green-fingered pupils impress at garden festival

by Henry James (October 2021)

AWARDS for the inaugural Maghull Garden Festival in which residents were invited to showcase their gardens were recently presented.

The winners of the best Junior Garden category were St John Bosco Catholic Primary school after the children created a beautiful flower bed which the judges thought was exemplary.

Sefton Mayor Cllr Clare Carragher visited the school to present the winners from Year 2 with their trophy which was kindly donated by former Maghull Mayoress Elaine Marsh.

The town council’s community services manager Phil Dillon said: “We wanted everyone to be able to enter regardless of age, ability or size of garden.

“We were keen to get young people involved to show off their displays and to recognise the importance of growing their own plants.”

Alongside the Junior Garden winners were: Junior U16 – Year 2 St John Bosco Catholic Primary School; Edible Garden- Maghull Fruit Meadows; Ecology Garden - Margaret Walton; Best hanging baskets - Deyes Lane shops; Communal Garden - Central Square; and Traditional and Ornamental garden - Brian Armstrong.

Cllr Carragher said: “The judges were highly impressed with the fantastic standards of all the entries and would like to applaud everyone who took the time and effort to show their gardens.”

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