North Wales Caravan Park grabs first prize for the 18th Year Running
The caravan park in North Wales that has a display of over 15,000 flowers has done it again and won 1st place in the prestigious Wales in Bloom competition.
Wales in Bloom is a national Campaign designed to embrace the beauty of Wales. Entrants to the competition are inspected by judges with an expert knowledge of plants and gardening. Awards are only granted to those who achieve the very highest of standards. The gardening team at Tree Tops put in 12 months of effort to ensure that the gardens and landscaping meet the demands of the judges, preparations for the 2011 competition are already underway. This is not only an important win for Tree Tops, it also important for the North Wales we a great tourism destination.
Maureen Walker, Managing Director of Tree Tops commented “Even after 18 years, we never take winning for granted. This year we had to contend with a new judge and changes to the judging criteria. One of the changes has focused on making the gardens more environmentally friendly. We were very pleased about this and we have found many ways to embrace this opportunity.” Maureen went on to say “this is our second award of the week, we have won our category in Prestatyn in Bloom, and after all the effort we put in it’s a great relief to maintain our position.”
The hard winter just gone had given the parks gardening team of 5, causes for concern. Many of the specimen plants were affected by the freezing temperatures and the cold spring slowed the development of the plants right down. Undaunted, head gardeners David and Christine Ball still managed to turn out over 15,000 bedding plants, all grown on from seeds, plugs and cuttings. Many of the parks customers have commented that the display is one of the best they have ever seen.
Andrew Walker, General Manager commented “We are delighted to have won this competition again. We would like to thank our staff and customers for all of their help and hard work. The commitment required from our gardening team immense, but their efforts have truly paid off. It’s another great success for our family business and it’s thanks to our Head Gardeners David and Christine, Dennis and Lesley our Wardens and Andy, David and Derek our Grounds men.”
The preparations for next year’s competition are have already started and the team are looking at the new judging criteria to ensure that they meet the requirements when the judge returns in 2011.
David Hanson MP was amongst the 1st to congratulate Tree Tops, he said “Many congratulations to Tree Tops Caravan Park on an 18th year of success, it shows the commitment and quality of the team and is a credit to Flintshire”.
Tree Tops attracts visitors from North Wales, the North West, the Midlands and beyond. The economic contribution raised by the park is in excess of £1m. These tourism revenues go directly into supporting local businesses and jobs.
For more information on this story please contact Andy or Maureen visit our Web site at www.treetopscaravanpark.co.uk for contact details.
The park is situated about 4 miles from Prestatyn on the A548