A floral display in North Berwick has been designed to celebrate both the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the NHS staff who have been on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic.
East Lothian Council’s amenity service took around 60 hours to plant the new tribute in the Lodge Grounds.
The original design, which only included the VE tribute, was created in October last year, with the NHS tribute added when it was time to plant the garden.
Johnn Stevens, local amenity officer, said: “When the time came for planting we were now working during the pandemic and thought it appropriate to add our thanks to the NHS so I designed a display to combine both themes.
“With the help of Angus Campbell in the council’s plant nursery I managed to source enough plants for this display.”
Approximately 3,500 plants were used in the design.
The NHS motif was created using blue senecio and its surrounding heart is a red echeveria outlined with pyrethrum.
The VE75 is made up of a grey echeveria filled with lobelia crystal palace outlined with pyrethrum with alyssum planted in the inner circle, lobelia Cambridge blue in the outer circle with various other plants filling in the bed.
Mr Stevens added: “The prep and planting process took about 60 hours with my charge hand David Brunton and other members of staff achieving this outcome which was a big team effort.
“We are very proud of the end result and what it represents.”
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