Visitors and residents will be treated to a display of colourful wooden flowers, decorated by local school children, in Knutsford’s Wallwood for the duration of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this year.
Located near to the Knutsford gate of Tatton Park, the small patch of woodland known as Wallwood is owned by Knutsford Town Council.
The wooden flower project will involve local schoolchildren, who will decorate the tall wooden blooms to reflect this year’s RHS themes of bugs and insects and green/eco initiatives.
Bob Garner, Knutsford’s town ranger, will be utilising his exceptional craft skills to produce 20 flowers to be ‘planted’ in Wallwood from 17th-21st July.
The flowers will be a new addition to Knutsford’s very popular annual Floral Walk and although not part of the official judging, it is expected that RHS judges might visit to enjoy the spectacle.
After the show, the flowers will be returned to the participating schools and nurseries.
Sandra Curties, town centre manager, commented: “If this project proves popular, we hope to extend it next year, with different ages and community groups getting involved.”