PLANS have been revealed to honour basketball great Ken Nottage with a memorial garden at the Three Counties Showground. 

Mr Nottage, who was the CEO of the Three Counties Agricultural Society for over a decade, passed away aged 64 in November. 

Former colleagues have said Mr Nottage touched 'countless lives' through his dedicated service. 

He also played basketball for the Newcastle Eagles before taking over the club, during which time he turned them into the most successful side in the British game's history. 

He later became the managing director of Gloucester Rugby, helping them to top the league three times. 

The memorial garden will be at the South Gate entrance to the Showground and will include seating where people can rest and remember him while looking across the Malvern Hills. 

So far, over £11,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe page. 

An Agricultural Society spokesperson said: "Ken served as CEO of our organisation with consummate professionalism and charisma, touching countless lives through his dedicated service to the Three Counties Shows and charitable endeavours. 

"Ken's visionary leadership laid the groundwork for the enduring prosperity of the Three Counties Showground and the Agricultural Society, ensuring a vibrant future for our rural communities.

"The memorial garden will be a lasting legacy in Ken's name. 

"Your generosity will help bring to life a stunning garden meticulously designed to pay homage to a legendary figure."

A special fundraising event with celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley will take place between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday, June 28. 

Mr Moseley will demonstrate how to create amazing sustainable flower arrangements before raffling the designs he creates, with all proceeds going towards the memorial garden. 

Anyone who donates to the memorial garden will have a commemorative plaque on the grounds. 

Visit to donate.