20 Aug 2019
10,600 plants and shrubs were supplied and planted out by ANB Groundcare Ltd at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s newest garden, resulting in their biggest and highest profile soft landscaping project to date
The Memorial Garden was designed to reflect the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, helping to arrange for hundreds of children to be brought to safety in what later became known as the Czech Kindertransport, on the eve of the Second World War. The garden was officially opened on Friday 14th July by Theresa May in a ceremony at the new site in Oaken Grove Park, Maidenhead where she was joined by representatives from the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic embassies. The Memorial garden features a water fountain, giant willow arch, pond, plaques quoting Sir Nicholas and a winding pathway linking the features. The ceremony was well attended with the Prime Minister meeting local dignitaries, some of Sir Nicholas Winton’s’ family, local children and contractors.
“It was a great honor to be involved with the landscaping of this high profile Memorial Garden. For myself and our Operations Manger David to be congratulated in person by Theresa May was very rewarding. We have worked for many years for The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead but this is by far the biggest and most complex planting scheme we have carried out for them to date. We worked seamlessly with Project Centre and fellow Bali Contractors Hickman Bros Landscapes Ltd who carried out the hard landscaping ”
Alastair Brooker – ANB Groundcare Ltd Managing Director