The group has already won awards

gold standard Green Future Building's award winning display.
gold standard Green Future Building's award winning display.

A Heckmondwike not-for-profit group has struck gold at a horticultural competition.

Green Future Building won best in show at the North of England Horticultural Society’s autumn flower show for its display of outdoor and conservation products.

The enterprise has already been presented with gold awards at the society’s last two Harrogate Flower Shows.

To win it put on display a children’s bench which converts to a picnic table and a coal and log-store with a growing roof; bird tables, compost bins, bird boxes and hedgehog houses and an eco-shed with a growing roof of grasses and flowers.

The plants were kindly provided by Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services and Bradley Nursery.

Tina Harrison from Green Future Building said the group was founded to help disadvantaged people access education and employment in sustainable green building, joinery and conservation.

Members make conservation items, garden furniture and small outdoor buildings mainly out of recycled plastic and FSC certified timber.

They are currently building an eco food hub with a fish farm and education centre at Todmorden High School.

And work is currently under way on a scheme in Spen Vale Street which includes an aquaculture centre, floating café, BMX track, rail coaches and an outdoor classroom.