Bothel wins Silver Gilt at Britain in Bloom Awards 2018
The community of Bothel is delighted with the Britain in Bloom 2018 result. The Judges said that they rarely awarded Silver Gilt award to first time “Bloomers” so that made the result even more special!
Norman Brayton and John Marrs, joined by their wives for the presentation evening in Belfast felt it celebrated the event to the full. They found the Saturday morning surgery helpful too.
Bothel has had a busy year preparing for the judging.
“Marigold” the pig, made by Phil Bradley, brought attention to a snippet of Bothel history, the last Cumberland pig dying out in Bothel.
The use of buckets, watering cans and other galvanised items created a basis for a new display by the Greyhound. And the Art Group designed the poster welcoming all to Bothel in Bloom
The school were pleased with their first attempt in the competition. The work promoted the beautiful setting of the school and the children all benefitted educationally from the entry. Watching butterflies created from caterpillars, growing sunflowers and caring for tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes in the new greenhouse and planting potatoes and herbs in the raised beds will hopefully create the gardeners of the future!
The residents around the village all did their bit, bringing their tubs out for all to enjoy and those living near the village troughs took a pride in watering them daily.
The Bothel Gardening Club spear-headed the entry and thank everyone who made it all possible.
The judges said that we should be proud of our result! We are!