To mark 100 years since some women first gained the right to vote in this country, horticultural students have been busy preparing unique floral displays to delight visitors to Sewerby Hall and Gardens over the summer season.
Students who attend Worklink Sewerby, with the support of staff and volunteers, have been utilising their City and Guilds accredited horticulture skills to create a series of displays to act as A Celebration of Women over the last 100 years. Displays include Votes for Women; Harry Potter (JK Rowling); Peter Rabbit etc (Beatrix Potter); Her Majesty The Queen; Mary Berry; Jean Bishop (Hull’s Bee Lady); and Amy Johnson.
Several of the displays are now in place and more will be added as the season goes on. The displays are made from recycled materials.
Councillor Richard Harrap, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for adult and carer services said: “Staff, volunteers and service users at Worklink put great time and effort into creating these wonderful displays which always generate a lot of interest from visitors to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
“These creative and imaginative displays are sure to delight visitors of all ages over the coming months and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in bringing them to fruition on doing such a great job.”
Worklink Sewerby is used by over 30 students, aged 18 and over, who are working towards developing skills in horticulture, with a view to eventually gaining employment in the profession.
Worklink, which also has a learning resource centre in Cottingham and an outreach centre at the Sobriety Project in Goole, is run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and provides employment training in horticulture, woodwork, catering and hospitality for adults with learning disabilities. Worklink at Sewerby Hall and Gardens is open all year round and has a large selection of plants for sale.
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