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Budding romance with ‘In Bloom’ competition continues

Wirral is in bloom once more thanks to the many residents, community groups and organisations that have been working hard to create fantastic floral features to show how much they #LoveWirral.

The efforts have been so successful that more than 30 of these amazing transformations have now been entered into North West in Bloom’s annual competition.

This is the third year that groups from Wirral have entered the ‘In Bloom’ competition with residents spurred on by the positive feedback received last year not only from the judges but from the many residents and visitors who admired the displays. 

The projects showcased a huge amount of volunteer hours, and agencies going all out to improve local areas including shopping areas, planting up of neighbourhood centres, and communal areas. One of the best outcomes is how the projects have brought everyone together to improve areas residents live and work in.

Royal Horticultural Society judges visited Wirral from 1 – 3 August to examine the creativity and imagination that has gone into this year's many competition entries. 

Entries have been made right across the borough. After visiting Birkenhead, judges headed to see entries in Wallasey, Woodchurch and Hoylake to name just a few.

The judges met residents who have been involved in each project and were looking for entries that improve the local area through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, while also achieving a litter free and sustainable environment.

Cllr Matthew Patrick, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: ‘In Bloom is about more than just plants and flowers, it’s about bringing Wirral’s communities together and not just for a couple of weeks of planting and tidying up, but throughout the year, encouraging everyone to get involved in their local areas.

‘Wirral’s entries have stepped it up again this year and have created some beautiful floral displays for us all to enjoy. Everyone who got involved should feel incredibly proud of all their hard work and I hope even more residents join in next year to give their local areas a new lease of life.’

Visit the North West In Bloom website to find out more and how you can join in next year.

Visit the Love Wirral Facebook page to see all of the entries.