Doncaster Racecourse has been florally transformed just in time for the William Hill St Leger Festival thanks to a partnership with local award winning garden centre Walkers Nurseries.
The popular family owned plant specialist was chosen to supply over 2,000 summer bedding plants to the racecourse for its floral borders and displays around the course’s public areas and parade ring.
“This is always a lovely time of the year as we see the course dressed for the packed live music events and the iconic St Leger race meeting,” said Tim Radford, Estates Manager Doncaster Racecourse. “We thank James and the team at Walkers for their creativity and providing such a plethora of flowers that help us make the course look so welcoming and colourful, which has seen us achieve a coveted 5 out of 5 for site presentation from Visit England.”
In addition to the summer bedding plants, troughs which surround the winner’s podium were supplied incorporating a selection of shrubs with varying colours and textures to give longevity to the display.
“We are very proud to have worked with racecourse team and support this iconic local business with its horticultural needs and we look forward to developing a long-term partnership with them,” said James Bodle from Walkers Nurseries. “The plants have been chosen to give depth and colour but be easily maintained to give a resplendent display during the summer months.”
“Strategic partnership such as this with Walker’s Nurseries reinforces our philosophy of buying local,” said Abby Chandler, Head of Marketing at Doncaster Racecourse. “We’re really lucky that an award-winning garden centre is on our doorstep and delighted they are able to create such wonderful displays that will be blooming perfectly in time for the William Hill St. Leger Festival.”