Success for Chorley at Chelsea Flower Show

The garden received a silver gilt medal
The garden received a silver gilt medal
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Chorley Council and garden designer John Everiss are celebrating after winning a medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Judges visited the garden on Monday, which is in the artisan section of the show and is Chorley Council’s first ever exhibit in the competition.

And this morning, it was announced the garden had won a silver gilt medal.

The garden tells the story of John’s grandfather Stan Everiss, an RAF navigator during the Second World War who was injured when his plane came down in France in 1943.

But a French family helped Stan to hide and he eventually made it home to England.

The garden features a sculpture of a young flyer, hiding against the wall of a war-ravaged church, as well as a stained-glass window and more than 800 plants.

After RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will become a permanent feature at Astley Park and will be the centrepiece for a flower show being held there on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2.