Woolton in Bloom – Gold Medal Winner!
I blogged Woolton in Bloom a couple of weeks ago and guess what….they have won a gold medal!!
See the press release below;
Woolton gets gold
· Second gold medal for best large village
· Praise for community involvement
· Award handed over by Gardener’s World presenter Alys Fowler
WOOLTON village has once again proved its fabulous floral displays are a cut above the rest.
Judges from the National Royal Horticultural Society gathered last week in Birmingham to celebrate horticulture’s highest achievers.
Woolton village represented the North West and for the second time was awarded a gold medal and named ‘Best Large Village in the UK’, fighting off fierce competition from Yorkshire, the East Midlands and South West England to name a few.
Presenting the award was ‘Edible Garden’ author and Gardeners World presenter Alys Flower. This fitted the occasion as one of the highlights from Wooltons display featured an edible garden.
Woolton in bloom chair, Councillor Barbara Mace, and horticulture manager Kerry Peacock accepted the award at the ceremony.
Councillor Mace said, “This is a great achievement for Woolton and Liverpool and its success is a credit to the total dedication of the Bloom Team with the invaluable support of the people of Woolton. We could not go on winning year after year without the help of the Woolton business community, the city council neighbourhood team, Enterprise Liverpool and Glendales.
In addition to the fabulous flowersbeds and perfect planters, judges praised Woolton’s community engagement, cleanliness, environmental care and the work done to promote sustainable planting and encourage wildlife.