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Upcycling, murals & floral displays: Oakenholt day centre’s maiden In Bloom entry

Parents, clients, carers and community volunteers have come together to give a new lease of life to garden’s at Wirral Evolution’s Oakenholt day centre, Moreton for this year’s In Bloom competition.

Local shops, businesses and schools all supported the 6-month long makeover; donating flowers, planters and their time.

Garden furniture has been painted, walls have been muraled by a local grafiti artist and scores of plants and flowers have been planted to create a bright and fun space for clients at the day centre to enjoy.

Wirral Evolutions works with people in care to offer support and facilities tailored to meet their needs.

This is the first time Oakenholt have entered the annual competition and are one of over 30 entries this year – the most ever for Wirral.

Debbie Broster, Manager of Oakenholt Day Centre for Wirral Evolutions said: ‘This project has seen a large number of people come together to make a real difference in their community and I am so grateful for their hard work and support.

‘The results are exceptional and will make a real difference to the lives of everyone who benefit from the services we provide here at Oakenholt.

‘This project has been brilliant for our local area and makes our building instantly recognisable to passers-by.

‘Our new gardens will help our clients flourish and thrive, and teach them new skills and knowledge such as gardening and how to care for their environment; skills they can use for years to come.

Royal Horticultural Society judges visited Wirral’s entries from 1 – 3 August to examine the creativity and imagination that has gone into this year's many competition entries. 

The judges met residents who have been involved in each project and were looking for entries that improve the local area through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, while achieving a litter free and sustainable environment.

Visit the North West In Bloom website to find out more and how you can join in next year.