WALLWOOD in Knutsford could be blooming with a ‘meadow’ of wooden flowers just in time for the annual RHS show.

The flowers would be decorated by schools, nurseries and care homes, and be ‘planted’ a week before the show to be displayed throughout the event.

Town centre manager Sandra Curties said the aim of the initiative was to help promote the town during the RHS show, in addition to the Floral Walk.

The flowers would be assembled by the Town Ranger and delivered to participating schools, nurseries and care homes.

The flowers would be made from a central wooden disc and strong willow petals, and fixed to a wooden stem.

The central disc would be the focus of decorating by the participating organisations.

“The flowers would be decorated by these groups, in any way they wish, and then ‘planted’ in Wallwood,” said Sandra,

“Each would have a plaque detailing whose flower it was, and it is envisaged that the town Mayor would open this ‘meadow’.

“It would be a lovely community event, bringing generations of Knutsfordians together.

“There is an inherent risk of vandalism, but it is considered this should not prevent such community activities.

“At the flower show’s close the flowers would be delivered back to the organisations.

“Initial research among schools, pre-schools and care homes has been extremely positive and welcoming. It is envisaged that at least 20 flowers would be ‘planted’, with the potential for more.”

The cost of assembling 20 flowers is £131. Sandra has secured sponsorship from a local business, which covers the cost of 20 flowers, and she is hoping to secure another sponsor.

This additional sponsor would cover the assembly of more flowers, items to decorate the flowers and a temporary ‘wooden’ plaque detailing the project and sponsors. The project would therefore be cost neutral.

The town council’s Events Committee is being asked if it is happy for the project to go ahead as proposed.