The award, which included a winner’s cheque for £500, was presented to the team responsible for the garden by North Norfolk District Council Leader Tom FitzPatrick. “Many volunteers have been involved in this project, creating a beautiful and peaceful garden for public enjoyment and for the benefit of ecology and wildlife,” said Mr FitzPatrick.
The chapel itself uses the old station building and for many years there was an icon painting workshop which has now become a small museum of both the railway history and icon painting.
Sylvia Batchelor of St Seraphim’s Trust said: “We are proud to have been honoured with the award and it is lovely for the work to be acknowledged, for all our volunteers.”
A total of four nominations were received for this year’s award which were judged by a small panel. The St Seraphim’s Quiet Garden was unanimously chosen as this year’s winner as a good example of an environmentally sustainable project worthy of the award.
Tom FitzPatrick formally presenting the plaque to Sylvia Batchelor of St Seraphim’s Trust who has worked tirelessly to coordinate this project along with the help and support of the Trust’s friends and supporters.