The Alderley Edge in Bloom Group are making the final touches to the village floral displays in preparation for the RHS judges in three weeks time.
The team of volunteers hoping to maintain their winning streak in their fourth year of entering Britain in Bloom having achieved gold in 2018 and silver-gilt awards the previous two years. on July 2nd of the
As well as judging the displays on London Road on July 2nd, the judges will also visit St Philip's Church, Chorley Hall Lane allotments, Castle View on the Edge, Peter Woolham's garden, Wood Gardens, the station garden and the Waitrose woodland. The judges have also made an additional request to see the village park.
Leslie Cox, Chair of the group of volunteers said, "We are very grateful to the Alderley Edge Institute Trust for funding the purchase of lamppost displays which have returned after an absence of many years and for additional planters on the Waitrose railings. The whole display will make an even bigger impact this year."
The group of volunteers are completely self-funding. Christine Munro, Secretary of the Group said, "Financial support from various organisations like the Manchester Airport community fund has been great but the support we get from the local businesses has been truly amazing. We couldn't have done it without them. Residents and businesses have also been most generous with contributions to our crowdfunding requests on our Facebook page and website."
Leslie Cox added, "This is an award for the whole village and community of Alderley Edge not just the group of volunteers."