People with green fingers in Hampton should be proud of themselves
By adam_leone | Monday, October 08, 2012, 13:23
Keen gardeners from around Hampton, Richmond and Kew have held thier heads high during the Richmond in Bloom awards ceremony at York house last week.
The Mayor, Cllr Rita Palmer handed out awards to groups and individuals for their floral displays in categories such as front gardens, block of flats, community buildings. The Church Street traders association were also awarded for their win in the Diamond Jubilee Shopping Parade competition. Richmond Borough in Bloom is a local, borough-wide competition, which has been running successfully for over twenty years and aims to keep the borough vibrant and beautiful. Year on year there are an increasing number of entrants and winners. The success of Richmond in local and national competitions is thanks to the help of sponsors and volunteers working in partnership with the Council.
Cllr Virginia Morris, Richmond Council's Strategic Cabinet Member for Environment said: "This has been another fantastic year for Richmond Borough in Bloom, in which local residents and businesses have showcased some remarkable horticultural talent around the borough.
"It's been a tremendous year given the spotlight has firmly been on Richmond more than ever with the Olympics' cycling events, torch relay and the large influx of tourists visiting our landmark sites such as Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace."