In Bloom judges at St Stephen’s Church gardens

Norwich’s horticultural champions hope to toast 30th anniversary with international success

Members and judges of Norwich and Anglia in Bloom pictured in St Stephens Church gardens

Featured Image: Anglia in Bloom’s Mancroft Ward Urban Community judging. Members of Norwich in Bloom and Anglia in Bloom judges pictured in St Stephen’s Church gardens. Credit: ANTONY KELLY

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For nearing three decades they have kept our fine city looking bright and beautiful, and next year Norwich’s award-winning horticultural champions hope to toast their group’s 30th anniversary with international success.

Some of the city’s horticultural highlights in 2015:

    • Norwich won a RHS Britain in Bloom silver gilt award in the national competition’s city category. The city also won the city category and a gold award at Anglia in Bloom.
    • Mancroft Ward won a RHS Britain in Bloom silver award in the urban community category. The area also won the urban community category and a silver gilt award at Anglia in Bloom.
    • St Stephen’s Church, pictured, won an Anglia in Bloom gold award and volunteers Jo and Reg Chiddick received a RHS Community Champion Award at RHS Britain in Bloom 2015.
    • Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery won Anglia in Bloom’s Grow Your Own Award.
    • Stepping Stones won Anglia in Bloom’s Best Garden For Special Needs.
    • Earlham Cemetery won Anglia in Bloom’s Biodiversity Award.
    • The Friends of Norwich in Bloom will be leading the city’s entry into a worldwide competition and is appealing for local businesses to get involved with the campaign.

Terry Bane, Friends of Norwich in Bloom trustee and ambassador, said: “In 2016 The Friends of Norwich in Bloom will be celebrating our 30th anniversary, to mark the occasion we are delighted to let you know Norwich has been invited and accepted an invitation to participate in the International Communities in Bloom Challenge run via Canada.

“We are also delighted to let everyone know once again Norwich is a national RHS Britain in Bloom finalist in the urban community category with Mancroft in Bloom.”

He said the team of volunteers was now appealing for a main sponsor for International Communities in Bloom Challenge bid. The group is also encouraging local companies to sign up as business members of the Friends of Norwich in Bloom for £100.