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New Flower Beds at The Elms

9th June 2017 Posted in Community News

On Thursday 8th June 2017 Bracknell Town Council, Bracknell in Bloom, Oak Tree Garden Centre and Nursery, Avis Budget Group and The Ark Trust Ltd came together in true community spirit to plant three new flower beds in The Elms Recreation Ground and Hydrandreas along the fence area.

The cost of the new vibrant flower beds were supported by:

  • Oaktree Garden Centre and Nursery – a local business keen to support the Community, who not only provided all the compost used but also provided all of the attractive flowers and plants as well as donating Staff time.
  • Avis Budget Group – a local vehicle leasing service in Bracknell who helped with a donation and planting on the day.
  • Bracknell In Bloom – who worked with Allan Moffat from Bracknell Town Council to bring this project together.

The three flower beds consist of; a sensory garden to encourage butterflies and bees, while the further beds are based on the emblem of the Spanish and Canary Islands flag. The idea of the striking flag flower beds were brought together by The Ark Trust Ltd. The Ark Trust Ltd is a local charitable organisation providing a number of services to local people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups. The Ark Trust Ltd has connections with Cepa Arucas Y Firgas, a school located in the Canary Islands, whom recently planted English Roses in their school garden in union with The Ark Trust Ltd.

Staff members at Oaktree Garden Centre and Nursery; Mark Gilkes, Bob Glew and the proprietor Phil Went provided valuable time in planting the beds, with assistance from members from The Ark Trust Ltd; Sapphire Marriolt, Karmenie Ashley, Mark Savage, David Irwin, Neil McGiffen, Trevor Rowden, Adam Woodcock and representative Dr Valerie Oliver. Representatives from Avis Budget Group; Samantha Lee and Joanna Rourke, the Town Mayor Councillor Clive Harrison and Mayoress Ximena Harrison and members of staff at Bracknell Town Council also assisted in planting of the flower beds.

The Town Mayor Councillor Clive Harrison took this opportunity to discover more about The Ark Trust Ltd and their members.

This fantastic project brought businesses, charities and local people together to create a beautiful visual to the park to be enjoyed by all visitors. The project was about being part of the community, coming together to help improve the town we live in.


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