Bracknell's Britain in Bloom campaign is under way as they 'grow for gold'

Published: 14 Apr 2014 15:000 comments

BRACKNELL is going for gold again after organisers launched its campaign for the 2014 Britain in Bloom contest.

Layna Fordham, eight, plants sunflower seeds at the ‘Growing for Gold’ event at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground

Children took advantage of being on school holidays to join in lots of activities at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground in Priestwood on Tuesday.

They had the opportunity to plant a sunflower to take home and grow on, and also hunted for Easter eggs. The kids had their faces painted, took part in arts and crafts and much more.

The Bracknell in Bloom committee has named this year’s campaign ‘Growing for Gold’, and hopes to win a gold medal for the fifth year running in the RHS Thames and Chilterns in Bloom regional competition.

Organisers are also hoping to seal a gold medal for the first time in the national finals.

Ahead of the judges’ visit in July and August, the bloom committee is encouraging everyone to help by growing golden plants in their gardens, hanging baskets, troughs, and pots. Allotment holders will also be encouraged to take part by growing a sunflower on their patches.

The launch was organised by Bracknell Regeneration Partner-ship and marketing manager Helen Barnett said: “The Bloom is something that we feel passionate about and Bracknell has an amazing community that organises the campaign each year.”

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