Calling all keen gardeners in Lytham. This is your chance to shine!

Should you notice a volunteer from Lytham in Bloom in your street these next few days, a prize at the Lytham in Bloom Community Awards Evening could be just around the corner.

Volunteers will be roaming the streets of Lytham selecting a short list of gardens and floral displays for further consideration. Categories for judging private gardens include: single hanging basket displays, multiple basket displays, best large front garden, best small front garden, best contemporary garden and best lawn.

Business category awards are presented for best pub display, best retail display, best commercial premises both large and small, best nursing home and best restaurant or bar. There is also an award for non-commercial premises.

The only restriction is that judges can only consider gardens which can be seen from the road.

This annual award scheme brings together the whole of Lytham to celebrate flowers and gardeners. It helps recognise the work put into all types and sizes of gardens which go together to enhance the attraction of Lytham.

Previous winner of the contemporary garden award, Rob Green, says “I had no idea that this scheme existed, until I saw a nomination form in my letter box. I think it is a great idea to involve all facets of the local community in this scheme which helps celebrate the good things which happen in Lytham."

Rob, whose parents Meg and Jim Green run the highly successful Friends of the Estuary group in Lytham, adds: “The scheme is deserving of wider publicity and is another great initiative from Lytham in Bloom.”

The cut off date for shortlist nominations is 8th August after which an independent judge selects the winners. The awards will this year be presented at the Clifton Arms Hotel on Thursday 27th September. Prizes will be presented by a notable dignitary and are retained for twelve months.



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