IT'S that time of year again when
Nantwich will be visited by experts from the Royal Horticultural
Society’s North West in Bloom region. It is all because of the
town's entry in the Small Town section of the RHS annual Britain
in Bloom competition when Nantwich will be vying with hundreds
of other towns.
The judges will visit
Nantwich on the morning of Wednesday, July 17. Although it is
mainly a horticultural competition, many other aspects of the
town are taken into account such as cleanliness, community
involvement and environmental issues.
And so local
organisations such as Nantwich in Bloom, Nantwich Litter Group,
Nantwich Civic Society, Greenspaces South CIC and Streetscape (a
Cheshire East Council department) will be making a concerted effort, along with shopkeepers,
businesses and the general public, to ensure that the town looks
The next judge to
call in will be Margaret Thrower, daughter of the late
television gardener, Percy Thrower.
She will be looking at the front
gardens of private houses and community establishments on July 25.
town’s business and retail
premises will be adjudicated by further judges on August 2.
This year we have commissioned new signs
(pictured left) at the approaches to the town, replacing the existing
outdated signsOne of the new signs has been installed in the town
centre flower bed.
They all announce Nantwich as an award-winning floral
floral trough at the entrance to the Museum in Pillory Street,
has been filled with herbs in celebration of Britain’s most
famous herbalist, John Gerard, who was born in Nantwich
ALTHOUGH the current focus is on
making the town ready for judging, our main goal is to ensure
that the town blooms throughout the summer and enhances our
already beautiful town for its inhabitants and visitors, making
us all proud to live here.
Mark Betteley, Vice-Chairman,
Nantwich in Bloom