Gardeners wanted to join In Bloom call-up
Ttown’sTHE team behind the entry into a horticultural compe - tition is looking for residents to sign up with their gardens.
Volunteers from Incredible Edible Wilmslow and other partners are again entering Wilmslow into the RHS In Bloom competition which celebrates efforts in communities to grow gardens and planters, tidy up towns and improve civic pride.
They are hoping to build on the success of last year when they involved businesses, school and other organisations to win a gold award.
Now they are looking for residents and neighbours to enter gardens or streets to be included on the route for RHS judges who visit the town.
Coun Ellie Brooks, from Wilmslow Town Council, who is part of a committee which organises the bid, said: “We had such a tremendous response last year, with 92 businesses taking part and nurseries planting seeds for us.
“But we’ve never had someone nominate their garden for the judge’s trail. We’re looking for residents to grow plants to fit with our theme. It will make it even more of a community effort.”
Last year the volunteers won three awards after groups decorated the town with gold and yellow flowers and plants for the town’s entry, around the theme Growing for Gold.
Wilmslow picked up a gold award in the Best Large Town category and was named Most Improved Entry. The team also won The Biodiversity Award for the work the rangers do at Lindow Common. This year there are plans for a new sculpture as part of the bid.
Coun Brooks said: “We did it all on a shoestring and the efforts of people in the community.
“It was magical to see so many people taking part and we hope people get behind it again.”
Visit incredible-ediblewilmslow.co.uk to get involved.
From left: Margate Turner from Turners Nursery, Coun Ellie Brooks rom Wilmslow Town Council, Pete Finkin from Oak Nursery, Ian Bailleef from Friends of the Carrs, Helen Yates from Incredible Edible and Geoff Sheldermine from Rotary