Visitors to the new Jubilee rose garden in the
Castle Grounds can now see who to thank for helping to fund it,
after a plaque marking the sponsorship by the Rotary Club of
Tamworth Anker was unveiled.
The club donated £500 to sponsor the rose
garden, which was created as a permanent commemoration of the
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The garden is laid out in the shape of a
diamond, and features ornamental ironwork, walkways, central
seating and 130 red rose bushes. It was singled out for special
praise by the Heart of England in Bloom judges when Tamworth won
gold for the third year running.
A plaque to honour the Rotary Club’s
contribution has now been fixed to one of the benches in the rose
garden, which has been created next to the bowling green in the
Past presidents Glenn Lees and Jeff Isaac
visited the rose garden with Tamworth In Bloom chairman Cllr John
Garner to officially unveil the plaque.
Said Glenn: “Tamworth Anker Rotary Club is
delighted to be able to sponsor the rose garden as a lasting
tribute to the Queen for her 60 years of hard work and dedication
to this country.”
Jeff added: “The club was very keen to be
involved with the rose garden, which greatly enhances the
facilities in the Castle Grounds and which will be here for
generations to come.”
Other sponsors are also being invited to
pledge their support to the rose garden and see the name of their
business or organisation take pride of place on a plaque.
The central seating area of the garden has
four benches – and three of them are still available to be
Chairman of Tamworth In Bloom, Cllr John
Garner, said: “I wish to thank to thank the Rotary Club of Tamworth
Anker for their generosity and am hoping other organisations and
companies in Tamworth will also lend their support through
sponsorship of this Jubilee rose garden.”
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