Despite the heavy snowfall of the last few weeks, the team involved in the towns RHS Wales/Wrexham in Bloom are already working hard on this years entry.
This is the sixth year that Wrexham has entered the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wales in Bloom competition. The town has already been awarded 4 silver gilts and a silver award, and last year the town was only 4 points short of obtaining the elusive gold. Due the high population of Wrexham, for the last two years the RHS has been entered in, and won the ‘City’ category.
The team is headed by Martain Howorth and comprises mainly of council employees. Depending on the route each year, volunteers are invited to work with the team to ensure that on the day the town does the best it can. Every year the team and the council choose a particular route which has to include the town centre.
Alongside the chosen route, all environmental activities, litter picks, garden creations, allotment work and roundabout improvements that take place throughout Wrexham are also included in the portfolio. This is then presented to the judges to show the huge amount of effort from the many hundreds of people who help make Wrexham a better place to live.
This year the route will begin in Holt. The residents of Holt, the community council, the Primary School and the Holt Town Trust have already been preparing the village for the upcoming visit.
The judges will then move from Holt to see the new road construction and planting schemes that link the industrial estate to Wrexham and beyond, before visiting the recycling lane in Bryn Lane. Also included in the route are Borras Infants School, Acton Park, Price’s Lane Allotments, Crescent Road gardens and the town centre.
Judging for this years competition will take place in July.