On Friday we were visited by Thames and Chilterns in Bloom judges Steve Catanach and Wayne Palmer. The judges toured around Twyford stopping to meet representatives from local clubs and organisations and hearing more about projects such as the Coronation Labyrinth that was enhanced with bunting created by local school children. They visited community garden areas, saw wildflower areas tended by volunteers, enjoyed seeing the wheelbarrow displays created by clubs, organisations, schools and businesses and over a cream tea talked to many other representatives of initiatives that we were unable to visit.
Twyford in Bloom is co-ordinated by Twyford Parish Council with the support of Twyford Together and local organisations, clubs and volunteers. They meet throughout the year to plan horticultural projects to help make Twyford a more beautiful place for its residents. Each summer Twyford enters the national competition and judges visit as part of the RHS Britain in Bloom.
Councillor Bridget Ditcham said
What a wonderful day we had on Friday 14th July! Yes, it rained heavily and almost incessantly but it didn’t dampen the spirit of Twyford Parish Council and the Twyford In Bloom volunteers. They enthusiastically and knowledgeably told the two judges the continuous efforts made to improve our village in an attractive and environmentally sustainable way. A new fun initiative this year was the ‘Wheelbarrow display’ – everyone was impressed at the imagination and creativity of the wheelbarrows.
All in all Friday’s judging day was evidence of a great community team!
We are keeping everything crossed for the results!