The national judging tour of RHS Britain in Bloom got off to a flying start this week. Judges travelled all over the UK, bedecked in Anglian branded ties, and saw superb best practice examples such as North Meadow, the nature reserve in Cricklade (South West), fantastic floral displays in Richmond (London), and community projects such as the “Cleaner, Safer, Greener” programme in Bury (North West).
Judges even arrived in Dunnington, Yorkshire, the morning after a mini-tornado and the worst storm in the area for forty years. True to Britain in Bloom form, they witnessed an impressive rally of Bloom community volunteers working from the early hours to restore as much as they could before the judges’ tour. Let’s hope the weather remains a lot better for the rest of the fortnight… and even if there is the odd shower on a tour, they’ll be dry under the umbrellas provided by Anglian Home Improvements!
Marketing Director Martin Troughton accompanied judges Andrew Jackson and Jim Knight around Huntingdon, taking in the extraordinary adornments at the railway station, the award winning community garden at the local church and an incredible new orchard in Hinchingbrook Park. Huntingdon were elated to include Martin on their tour, commenting “It’s a great chance for us to show the headline sponsors of RHS Britain in Bloom what the campaign they are supporting is really about – you have to see the impact that participating in Bloom has on the whole community first-hand to appreciate the difference it has made to our town.”
Anglian Home Improvements are the official sponsors for this years Britain in Bloom. Visit the Anglian website for information on our conservatories.