Well, the hard work is done and the judges have visited Wrexham to judge our entry for Wales in Bloom!
The city centre is bursting with colour which compliments the existing trees and bushes that visitors are familiar with.
A special addition this year has been colourful bicycles made into planters as be part of the displays and to welcome the Tour of Britain when it comes to Wrexham in September.
There’s also a new City Centre tree trail that you can follow and new pollinator signs have been placed in the beds to explain the biodiversity and sustainable reasons why certain plants were chosen.
The judges started their route in Holt where residents have made a fantastic effort to impress the judges, then onto the Industrial Estate to see the fantastic work that FCC has done around their waste site creating ponds, bee hives, installing solar panels even finding a rare orchid variety. From there they went on to Rhosnesni High School where they saw their sensory garden and newly built allotment before finishing in the City centre.
“Great to be back in Wales in Bloom”
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for the Environment, said, “It’s great to be back in this competition and everywhere I look there’s an array of colour and foliage. Environment staff, businesses, residents and volunteers have worked incredibly hard to ensure the judges were not disappointed and we are hopeful of a very positive result when the judges release their findings.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in bringing this floral spectacle to Wrexham which only enhances the already vibrant displays we are proud to have all over the county borough.”
Cllr Nigel Williams, Lead Member for Economy and Regeneration, said, “Across the city centre the flower beds and planters have been re designed to offer a beautiful mix of summer bedding plants as well as a range of perennial insect loving pollinators that will complement the existing range of shrubs and trees.
“The bicycles painted by local children are a welcomed fun addition to the city centre to mark Wrexham hosting of the Tour of Britain event on the 4th September.
“I too would like to send my thanks to everyone involved in bringing this fantastic display to our streets.”
A special thanks must also go to the Wrexham Litter Pickers whose fantastic litter picking just before the judges arrived ensured the route and the many other areas they look after throughout the year looked well cared for.
Wrexham last entered the competition in 2013.
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