Wales in Bloom Award

Wales in Bloom Award

Gardening team, Dave and Christine Ball are hanging up their hoes after 20 years of dedicated service to the Tree Tops Caravan Park in North Wales

Tree Tops Caravan Park in North Wales, which this summer scooped a top spot in the Wales in Bloom awards, is bidding a sad farewell to its two top gardening experts.

Dave and Christine Ball have been head gardeners at the park for over two decades, securing a Wales in Bloom accolade for the business every summer for 21 years.

Tree Tops’ number one prize in the holiday park category of the 2013 awards, announced 16 August, means that the green-fingered couple will be bowing out in style.

Throughout their time at the park, the couple is estimated to have put over halfa- million bedding plants into the soil on the 15-acre park near Holywell.

In addition to the annual highlypraised floral setting they create, Steve and Christine also help maintain the family-run park’s thousands of trees, shrubs and perennials.

Now they have decided to hang up their hoes for a restful retirement at their home at Weaverham in Cheshire - but will still be regular visitors to their holiday caravan at Tree Tops.