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Wrekin to feature in first virtual flower show

We will be featured in a new virtual Shrewsbury Flower Show over the weekend of 14 and 15 August.

The popular flower show which usually welcomes thousands of visitors each year has been cancelled due to COVID 19. Only ever being cancelled before over its 132 years during the First and Second World wars. This year the show will be virtual.

The virtual show will highlight Wrekin’s sponsorship of the Best sustainable garden, how our landscape gardeners have continued to work through COVID-19 restrictions and include cookery demonstrations from Chef Manager, Jacob Perry.

Best Sustainable garden and investing in environmental sustainability

Sustainability is close to our heart and we have sponsored the best sustainable show garden for the last eight years. We are consciously investing in environmental sustainability through the building of new energy efficient, affordable homes. Many of our new homes support wildlife friendly features like bat and swift boxes.Sustainable garden

Maintaining landscaped spaces throughout COVID-19 restrictions

Throughout COVID-19 restrictions our landscaping teams have continued to keep the gardens and outdoor spaces surrounding their Retirement schemes maintained and looking great. This has been of particular importance for the wellbeing of older residents as many have had to isolate or shield.


Cookery showcase

Last year

Chef Manager Jacob Perry showcased his cookery talents on stage in the food hall by demonstrating a recipe for the classic, Shropshire fidget pie.

Jacob said, “I wanted to share how to create some real Shropshire fayre so fidget pie was an obvious choice. It’s also perfect summer food and ideal for picnics and the piccalilli makes great use of a summer harvest.”

Jacobs’s pie recipe will be available at the virtual show and look out for demonstration videos across the show’s social media.

You can follow the virtual flower show at and on Instagram: shrewsburyflowershow and Facebook at

4th August 2020