Crawley garden centre wins top award for anniversary flower display

Crawley Squire's garden centre won the prize for 'Most Innovative' Floral Display at the chain's Living 80 Years 80th anniversary competition - picture submitted
Crawley Squire's garden centre won the prize for 'Most Innovative' Floral Display at the chain's Living 80 Years 80th anniversary competition - picture submitted

Crawley Squire’s garden centre’s boat-themed floral display has scooped an award in a national competition celebrating the chain’s 80th anniversary.

To mark the milestone birthday, Squire’s challenged all their garden centres across the South East to design a floral display, which was wildlife friendly and referenced the company’s 80 years in the horticulture industry.

The competition was called ‘Living 80 Years’ and it was judged by chairman Colin Squire and deputy chairman Sarah Squire. They put each centre’s display into two categories - ‘Most Innovative’ and ‘Best Display’.

The Crawley team’s creation took the top award in the first category.

They produced an elegant plant-focused display, using a ships wheel to make the number 80, and with a flowing river of blue flowers to represent the River Thames – which is very close to a number of Squire’s centres in Surrey and Greater London.

Runners up in this category were Squire’s Cobham for bringing The Great British Bake Off to Squire’s with their magnificent birthday cake, and Squire’s Milford for their superb wildlife friendly display. There were joint winners in the ‘Best Display’ category – Squire’s in Woking and Squire’s in Badshot Lea.