A new BBC Two series will be hitting our TV screens very soon and it’s going to be a very exciting show for anyone with an interest in gardening and Flintshire garden design.
The now-famous Britain in Bloom competition, which has been going strong for some 50 years as a way of encouraging villages and towns to ensure their outdoor spaces are as beautiful as possible, is about to be televised for the first time next year, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
The contest itself began all the way back in 1964 when horticultural journalist Roy Hay popped off to France and was thoroughly impressed by all the amazing floral displays he came across while making his way across the country. Upon his return to the UK, Mr Hay brought organisations like the National Farmers Union and the British Tourist Authority together to get involved in setting up a competition, with the first-ever winner being the city of Bath.
And now local communities all over the UK will be filmed getting ready for the arrival of the competition judges, with the hope being to make their way into the final.
“We had to do something to recognise the guys who get together to clean up some filthy needle-strewn alleyway and put in a few plants, and the little old lady in the block of flats who always puts out a box of flowers,” Britain in Bloom judge Jim Buttress said.
Over 3,000 groups take part in Britain in Bloom each and every year, with the focus on community action to transform outdoor spaces. Anyone can register a local group and get involved immediately – so why don’t you see how you can join in all the fun?