Silver for ‘In Bloom’ spirit
Congratulations to gardeners and green-fingered residents across Islington who participated in this year’s Islington in Bloom competition – your efforts have earned our borough silver in the city category of the prestigious Britain in Bloom Awards 2017.
RHS Judges Glenn Dale and David Jamieson were given a tour around the borough which included King Henry’s Walk, Arlington Square, Freightliners Farm, the Blackstock Triangle, resident’s gardens and Gillespie Park.
Octopus Communities and The Garden Classroom also joined the tour to talk about the work they do around getting adults and children interested in growing food and learning about wildlife.
The judges were also very pleased to see so many pubs and businesses in the borough getting into the ‘In Bloom’ spirit and presenting wonderful floral displays.
Another positive for Islington was the very strong emphasis on planting for wildlife and sustainable gardening. The judges were impressed with the way groups and individuals across the borough had a very strong sense of community and were clearly making a difference to the areas where they live and work.
Sarah Warland, Parks Performance and Systems Manager for Islington Council, said: “We are very proud of what we have all achieved this year, not only winning the silver in Britain in Bloom, but gold again for the 3rd year running in London In Bloom, who this year celebrate their 50th anniversary.