Home   Bury St Edmunds   News   Article

Bury St Edmunds community artwork takes the 'crown' in Anglia in Bloom awards




A community art installation has been ‘crowned’ a winner in the Anglia in Bloom awards.

‘Crowning Glory', featuring 500 floral jewels made from plastic bottle bases, in Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens was judged the best use of recycled materials in the Anglia in Bloom Virtual Campaign 2020.

Michelle Freeman, of The Crafty Foxes, was commissioned by Bury in Bloom to produce the piece with help from care homes, hospital staff and patients, key-worker school children, vulnerable adults and families during lockdown.

Michelle Freeman, of The Crafty Foxes, with Crowning Glory in the Abbey Gardens. Picture by Mecha Morton
Michelle Freeman, of The Crafty Foxes, with Crowning Glory in the Abbey Gardens. Picture by Mecha Morton

She said: “Thank you to everyone in the community. In a way we’re all winners for surviving the summer and coming out the other side.”

David Irvine, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, added they had an 'overwhelming response' to the social media request for help.

Read more: All the latest news from Bury St Edmunds

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk