Wolverton & Greenley’s in Bloom were awarded Gold in the Urban Community Category in the 2017 Regional Britain in Bloom Competition. In 2018 they were invited to represent the Thames and Chilterns Region in that category in the National Finals of the Competition.
To their delight they learnt at the National Finals Awards Ceremony in Belfast last November that they had been awarded a Silver Gilt overall and a Gold for the ‘Community’ section of the competition.
The National Judges hailed the Urb Farm, the Secret Garden and the Community Orchard as the jewels in Wolverton’s crown – and they were also impressed by the Flood Plain forest. Hilary Saunders, Lynda Hammond and Jane Nunn are the core team members, but the Secret Garden, Urb Farm and Community Orchard volunteers are huge contributors to the success as well. Others look after the logroll planters and over a hundred households display colourful doorstep planters.
At their victory celebration the Mayor of Wolverton praised all who were involved for the transformation of the town. Ted Smith, Chair of Thames and Chilterns in Bloom; Norman Parker, a Regional BIB judge and Judy Deveson volunteer BIB Ambassador for the Thames and Chilterns Region and echoed these sentiments.