Best Stand Trophy at New Forest Show

Martin Stewart congratulates Rebecca Moy at the award winning wild meadow stand.
Martin Stewart congratulates Rebecca Moy at the award winning wild meadow stand.

Rebecca Moy, Landscaping Manager at Stewarts Garden Centres has been awarded the trophy for the best overall stand at this year’s New Forest Show.   The winning stand contained a display of annual meadow flowers and included an educational theme to make the visit interesting for young children to visit. The meadow display drew big crowds of visitors throughout the show.

Martin Stewart, Managing Director of the family owned garden centre group and the Vice Chairman at the New Forest Show, said that he was proud and delighted that the hard work by Rebecca and the team also caught the eyes of the judges.

“Rebecca was very concerned that the recent heavy storm showers would be destructive for the display before the show even opened.   Fortunately the meadow plants have rallied to make a beautiful meadow area,” said Martin Stewart.

Over the last 10 years, Rebecca has planned the annual display which involves preparing the land and sowing and planting early in the spring for what is expected to be major attraction within the event.   

“I was pleased that the condition s improved for the hundreds of plants so we could promote good practices in wildlife and bee friendly gardening.   The award is well deserved by all of the team,” said Rebecca.

The passion for horticulture has been in the Stewarts family for 8 generations.  The business can be traced back to 1742.  Stewarts created the earliest dedicated garden centre opened in Ferndown, Dorset  in 1955 before their first out of town centre at Christchurch opened in 1961.

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