Newground strikes gold at Chelsea Flower Show
Newground has taken centre stage at the Chelsea Flower Show, scooping the coveted Gold Award within the ‘Fresh Garden’ category.[caption id="attachment_41251" align="f-align-medium-right f-align-center" width="300"] Nick Riley, director at Newground with Sculptor, John Everiss[/caption]
Newground delivers business improvement programmes, environmental services and community programmes to regenerate local communities and improve lives of young people and it is that ethos which was the inspiration for the design being displayed in the Show Garden.Teaming up with John Everiss Design, they created a sculptural and emotive masterpiece called ‘Reachout’ depicting the difficult journey many young people face in Blackburn and how their lives can be changed with the right guidance and support.
Nick Riley, a director at Newground, said: “This feature encapsulates what we do and we are just thrilled that it has been recognised with a gold award. Winning gold at Chelsea is the pinnacle of garden design and we can’t thank John, his team and of course our valued sponsors enough as we couldn’t have done this without them.“Our Reachout garden really highlights our work with young people, education and our environmental work in one piece and we hope its gold award win will help bring the very diverse and crucial work Newground and the Together Housing Group do to national attention.
And there could be more success yet. Reachout has been included in the People’s Choice vote, chosen by BBC viewers. The Newground garden was made possible by £40,000 of funding and support from local businesses. Backers included Together Housing Group, CSH Transport, Euro Garages, Myerscough College, The Cardboard Box Company, Wates Living Space and Natural Paving.