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Blooming gardens

By Keith Done

A popular and memorable feature from the Chester Zoo gardens was the floral clock.
A display that had clock fingers which moved in real time. I planted the flowers onto the clock hands. It was a very colourful display and was popular with the visitors.

We've won a few awards with the work we've done in the gardens. One of my greatest achievements whilst working at Chester Zoo has to be when our plant display won a gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2010. It was part of a display that was designed around the theme 'Saving the Atlantic Rainforest'.

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