Falmouth Mission to Seafarer’s garden wins 'In Bloom' award
4:00pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Falmouth/Penryn
The Mission Garden at The Mission to Seafarers Centre in Falmouth, lovingly created by Graham Hall, has won several awards at the Cornwall in Bloom Ceremony which took place at the Eden Project near St Austell on October 18.
The Mission Garden won a Full Bloom Award and was Group Award Winner in the First Impression Category.
Graham Hall won a Local Hero Award and was runner-up in the overall Local Hero Award Category. In total, the Mission to Seafarers came away with three certificates, a trophy, a shield and a cheque for £250.
Graham, who spends many hours tending The Mission Garden, which is situated inside Falmouth Docks, was “delighted” and “overwhelmed”.
He said: “It is wonderful that the garden we have created for seafarers has been recognised in this way. As a seafarer myself for 37 years, I know how the sights and sounds of a garden can lift the spirits – especially if all you have seen for months is the sea.”
On Friday, November 2, a Queen Elizabeth acer will be planted in The Mission Garden by the Mayor of Falmouth, Mr Geoffrey Evans, to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and also to thank Mr Evans and the members of Falmouth Town Council for all their support of Falmouth Mission.
“We are also grateful to A&P Falmouth, owners of Falmouth Docks, and the workforce for all the encouragement and support we receive,” said Graham.