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Bury St Edmunds: NHS worker wins In Bloom competition in Abbey Gardens




A practice nurse’s contribution to a community art installation has been voted as the best in show.

More than 500 flower ‘jewels’ made from plastic bottle bases during lockdown were fitted to a crown in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.

Bury In Bloom co-ordinator David Irvine commissioned Michelle Freeman, of art organisation The Crafty Foxes, to produce Crowning Glory.

David Irvine with Michelle Freeman, Chloe Ludkin and Alesia MillerPicture by Richard Marsham
David Irvine with Michelle Freeman, Chloe Ludkin and Alesia MillerPicture by Richard Marsham

The design had already won an Anglia in Bloom award. This week Mr Irvine, Mrs Freeman and Chloe Ludkin, of competition sponsor Treatt, met NHS worker Alesia Miller – who’s bottle design was voted best among the 500.

Mrs Freeman said: “The design is blue and white, and says NHS on it. It received the most votes and is the worthy winner. People are grateful to the work of the NHS.”

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