Shopping trolley gardens – the latest design idea at the ninth BD3 Garden Festival

Chelsea or Harrogate may specialise in novel garden designs, but a church-based community project in inner city Bradford has gone a step further at its annual garden festival.

Supermarket shopping trolley gardens were the latest category to be given an award at the ninth annual BD3 Garden festival held last weekend in Bradford and organised by the Anchor Project at St Clement’s Church, Barkerend.  

The shopping trolleys were donated by Morrisons' supermarket, and they were lined and converted into mobile plant holders by Street Life, based at the Thornbury Centre.

Vicar at St Clements, Revd Dale Barton, said, “In a small yard these have the great advantage that they can be moved easily.” Winner of the category was Mr Rehman.

With the more usual categories of container garden, medium and large garden, plus school and community gardens, there were thirty eight entries.  Over one hundred people from the neighbourhood attended the Festival, drawn from all sections of the community.  The winner of the container garden prize was Faatima Khan aged nine.

Pictured above centre is Alison Bourne, a first time entrant and the winner of the large garden category. The event sponsors were Awards for All.  

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