Southport’s Kings Gardens artwork has plenty of bottle!

A commemorative birthday bloom has been installed in King’s Gardens to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The artwork, designed by local artist, Sarah Jane Richards, is made using plastic bottle waste and was installed on Tuesday, May 24.

Local children from Southport, including the Green Machine, 1st Southport Cub Pack, Learning Rooms, Bridge Inn Farm, Merefield school and Go With The Flow Community Art Group, along with visitors to the park have all helped create the floral display.

Lord Mayor Cllr Iain Brodie Browne said: “This morning I cycled over to King’s Gardens  to open a new art installation.

“The project, led by Sarah-Jane Richards, used re-cycled plastic bottles to create ‘birthday blooms’ for the Queen.

“It was truly impressive and shows how art and imagination can transform something as humble as a discarded fizzy drinks bottle.

“The blooms were painted by all manner of folk including students from The Learning Rooms, Bridge Inn Farm, Holy Family RC Primary School, Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, Merefield School, along with 1st Southport Cub pack, Go with  the Flow art group and visitors to the garden. All 500 were hand painted and make a magnificent site.”


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