After only seven years in the competition, Wilmslow In Bloom is proud to have been chosen to represent the North West in the RHS Britain In Bloom national competition.
Ruth Menlove, Chair of Wilmslow in Bloom, said "All our member teams have worked hard on their own areas to improve on their own high standards. We will be showing the Judges around Chapel Lane, the Community Gardens in the Temp, the Railway Station, the Rotary rose beds in the Memorial Gardens and the several initiatives in the Carrs.
"The activities of the In Bloom team and their partner groups help make the town even more attractive to residents and visitors. At times when the High Street is under pressure this is an important initiative."
Ruth added "There are new criteria this year and many significant scoring points can be lost or won from the quality of maintenance of planted beds, street furniture, footways, verges and general cleanliness."
Helen Yates, the founder member of Wilmslow In Bloom said "The activities on Chapel Lane – driven by Julie Dawn Potts – demonstrate how the use of plants and planning can transform an area quite significantly without significant cost. We have been amazed by the number of people who have commented – very positively – as we have worked on the beds both in the main car park and by the Leisure Centre."
The regional judges visit Wilmslow on Tuesday, 23rd July.
Click here if you have the time to help promote Wilmslow's entry there are lots of ways to get involved from picking up litter to joining working parties who do planting, clearing and more.