6th February 2018
Dalston in Bloom Confirmed as a 2018 entry in the Large Village Section of Britain in Bloom
For the third year running Dalston will be a finalist in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competition. In 2017 Dalston won a Gold Award which was a step up from the Silver Gilt Award of 2016.
Who knows what the 2018 season will bring, but it is clear that the ravages of the winter so far have taken their toll on roads and some infrastructure in the village. So, there will be lots to do to prepare Dalston for the judge’s visit in August.
Dalston will also be an entrant in the 2018 Cumbria in Bloom competition, judged in July. The village has a fine record in this competition, achieving many Gold Awards.
Dalston is blessed with a large number of volunteers, many of whom will be working on a continuation of projects begun in previous years, including the Jubilee Garden, Dalston Medical Centre Garden, Kelsey’s Meadow, to name three.
Ronnie Auld and Aileen West recently attended the RHS Britain in Bloom seminar in Birmingham. This event marks the beginning of the Britain in Bloom year. As well as meeting the judges for 2018, Ronnie and Aileen attended workshops on Self-Assessment, Working with Volunteers and Wild About Gardens. The Self-Assessment workshop provides the opportunity to critically examine the 2018 entry and identify where improvements can perhaps be made. This event also provides the opportunity to meet other finalists from all over the country. These have been judged to the ‘best of the best’ by their regional organisation, in Dalston’s case, Cumbria in Bloom.
About RHS Britain in Bloom
Chairman Dalston in Bloom