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Judges in Bracknell tomorrow for In Bloom competition

Published: 23 Jul 2014 16:300 comments

FLORAL judges will take in a business park, primary school and beaver and cubs garden when they are given a tour of Bracknell tomorrow.

Members of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will be taken on a three-hour tour of the town to assess its entry for this year’s Thames and Chilterns in Bloom competition.

The tour will visit floral displays at Waitrose supermarket in the town centre, Arlington Square Business Park, and Meadow Vale Primary School in Priestwood.

The 4th Bracknell Beavers and Cubs in Priestwood, last year’s Bracknell Your Gardens public horticultural competition gold medal winners, will also be visited.

In tribute to national competition Britain In Bloom’s 50th anniversary, an array of golden flowers in the shape of a sunflower will be on display for the judges at Jock’s Lane Recreation Ground.

Anneforde Place allotments, a new street garden at Lysander Drive, The Parks, Harmans Water shopping square, St Michael and St Mary Magdelene churchyard, tree stump carving in Hanworth, and the Italian garden in South Hill Park are all horticultural hotspots on the judges’ route.

The Bracknell In Bloom committee, which organises the floral effort each year, is hoping the town can bag its fifth consecutive gold award this year.

Allan Moffat, chairman of the Bracknell in Bloom committee and recreational and facilities manager at Bracknell Town Council, said: “It will be wonderful to present Bracknell in full bloom to the judges.

“We’d like to thank all our supporters and our sponsors, without their help Bracknell would not be able to enter the Royal Horticultural Society 'in Bloom’ competition.”

Bracknell is also competing in the 'small city’ category in the RHS Britain In Bloom national finals, with judges set to visit the town on Tuesday.

The committee is hoping to improve on its silver gilt medal won last year.

Mr Moffat added: “We’ve got a bit of time to fine tune the route for the nationals. I’m confident all will go well as everyone has been working extremely hard to ensure Bracknell is looking at its 'bloomin’ best for judging.”

The regional Thames and Chilterns in Bloom results will be announced in September and national results will be announced in October.

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