This border celebrates the community spirit of Bootle – changing small urban spaces into colourful places of reflection and connection. Many people don’t have gardens so we bring a riot of colour and textures to their doorsteps to enable them to experience nature.
The border demonstrates the urban culture clash – traditionally grey street corners transformed with colour. Planted with edibles and self-seeding plants, it shows a love of nature and the need for the great outdoors – made particularly evident during the pandemic.
Huge thanks to everyone in the Taking Root Network who has supported the build of this garden and helped at the show – for your time, moral support, propagating, deadheading and watering, cups of tea and laughs. It’s been a tough year for everyone.
Everything from the border will be returned, re-used or planted in our network of Bootle gardens after the show to make them bloom even more.