TO celebrate its 80th anniversary, Squire’s challenged all their garden centres across the South East to design a floral display which was wildlife friendly and referenced the company’s eight decades in the horticulture industry.

The competition was called ‘Living 80 Years’ and company chairman Colin Squire and deputy chairman Sarah Squire judged each centre’s display in two categories – most innovative and best display.

And the team at Badshot Lea, near Farnham, were named joint winners with the Woking branch in the best display competition.

The Badshot Lea team’s garden features a wall specially created to make it look like authentic bricks of the 1930s, complete with a window through which you can see a vignette of the Squire’s Twickenham site (one of the first garden centres in the UK) and a mixture of planting including the Violet Squire Rose.

Squire’s Milford was runner-up in the most innovative category won by the company’s team in Crawley.

Sarah said: “I want to give a massive thank you to all of our garden centre teams who created such wonderful displays in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the company.

“Colin and I so enjoyed visiting each centre but choosing the winners was not easy.

“Each display was so different and what impressed us the most was the thought that had gone into each of them, and the teamwork that made them happen. I hope that our customers will enjoy seeing these creative displays.”