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Commonwealth War Graves take gold at Harrogate Spring Flower Show debut

CWGC gardeners posing in front of their winning show garden at the 2024 Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

"CWGC Gardener Helen Gregory and CWGC Head Gardener Tim Lambert with their Harrogate Flower Show gold certificate-winning show garden "11,000 Miles from Home" (photo: Elizabeth Smith)

Commonwealth War Graves is delighted to have been awarded a gold certificate at the 2024 Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

The team’s show garden “11,000 Miles from Home”, was awarded the prize, bringing a little piece of the Commission cemetery to Harrogate.

CWGC Head Gardener Tim Lambert and Gardener Helen Gregory jointly designed the garden. The moving show garden highlights the sad fact that so many Commonwealth soldiers are buried so far from their respective homelands, in this case, New Zealand.

The design features three CWGC headstones framed by a neatly cut lawn in a traditional CWGC planting scheme. The Borders have been filled with various colourful plant life, including several species native to New Zealand. 


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