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West End flower farm honours Team GB Olympic heroes with … flowers, of course!

Tean GB to be honoured with 27 laurel wreaths created by volunteers at city's first commercial flower farm.

You could say it's a case of Olympic mari-golds.

The West End's very own commercial flower farm is paying a colourful tribute to Britain's Rio Games heroes - with flowers.

Dear Green Flower Farm has created 27 laurel wreaths and posies to celebrate the 27 gold medals won by Team GB's Olympic athletes and sport stars.

And the floral tributes are being placed in 27 cafes around the West End - and within a mile radius of the farm at Burnbank Bowling Club on Woodlands Road.

To keep the competition theme going, West Enders are being invited to identify as many cafes hosting the wreaths as possible to win special prizes.

Jane Tomlinson, head flower gardener, said she and her gardening colleagues had been inspired by the success of Team GB.

The competition was a way of keeping the spirit of the Games alive, she said.

"All entrants need to do is spot as many of the 27 laurel wreaths as they can find and let us know the venues - either by e-mail (see below) or hand their list in at Bennu Cafe, Woodlands Road, opposite the flower farm," said Jane.

"The first three correct answers to be drawn - or the three with the most spotted - will be the winners.

"OK - we’ve named Eusebi and Bennu to get everyone started on the hunt!"

The participating cafes are within a mile radius of the flower farm - or Glasgow’s so-called floral mile.

The competition started on Wednesday evening (August 24) and will last until next Wednesday - August 31.

The competition details will be in the participating cafes and restaurants.

First prize - gold - is a meal for two at Eusebi Deli; Second prize - silver - is lunch for two at Bennu Cafe; Third prize - bronze - coffee for two at any the participating cafes/restaurants.

Glasgow West End Today told earlier this year how Jane had set up Glasgow's first commercial flower at the bowling club.

Her project is making use of asylum seekers who are eager to integrate with the local community and who are desperate to work.

Later this year, the farm hopes to be able to cultivate one of two bowling greens with the blessing of the club.

For anyone interested in helping at the flower or with answers to the wreath competition should contact: mailto:volunteerdgff@gmail.com

For more information about the farm go to: https://www.facebook.com/deargreenflowerfarm/?fref=ts

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