Services to horticulture honoured

Services to horticulture honoured

National Allotment Society (NSALG) President Phil Gomersall has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to horticulture 

His many other roles in the allotment world include serving as Chairman of the Yorkshire Allotment Gardeners’ Federation, as Publicity Officer of the Leeds Allotments Federation, as Secretary of Victory Garden Allotments Association, Rawdon, and as Vice Chairman of Rawdon in Bloom.

A well-known figure at garden shows and events over many years, he has also helped to create many award-winning show gardens at the Harrogate Flower Shows, Great Yorkshire Show and Chelsea.

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The NSALG reports that Phil was immensely proud and honoured to receive the award – and that he was straight back on the job the following morning, planting up containers around Rawdon.

Phil Gomersall BEM. Picture: NSALG

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