idverde teamed up with Loughborough in Bloom and the Forest Road Green Belt Gardeners to provide a fitting tribute to mark Armed Forces Day.
One hundred army boots have been planted with petunias, geraniums, bidens and other summer bedding plants which have been donated by Charnwood Borough Council’s greenspaces service provider idverde. Each boot has been planted by local school children to commemorate one Hundred years since the First World War.
In total, nearly 300 children from Emanuel Scouts, Nanpantan Beavers, Hardwick House School, Mountfields Lodge School and Cobden Primary School have all taken part in the project.
Each boot is labelled with a dog tag which identifies the budding young gardener. The boots will then be looked after by each school ready for displaying again on 12th July as part of the Loughborough In Bloom judging.
All boots have been donated by members of the Charnwood Armed Forces Breakfast Club. The breakfast club provides an opportunity for serving and former servicemen and women and their families to get together, enjoy breakfast and have a chat.
The boots will be on display in the Market Square in Loughborough Town Centre this Saturday (30th June) will then be returned to the children to look after at their clubs and schools. They will be displayed again for the East Midlands in Bloom judges on Thursday 12th July, and return once again in late October ready for Remembrance Day and the centenary of the end of World War One.
Watch this space for photographs of the display!