Lytham in Blooms 2018 bid finally comes to an end after months of preparation
Pictured below in front of the Herbaceous Border in Lowther Gardens are Parks staff and management, Lytham in Bloom partners and sponsors, Lytham in Bloom volunteers and committee members, local dignitaries, Fylde BC representatives and Britain in Bloom judges all celebrating the completion of Lytham in Blooms 2018 bid.
Months of dry weather finally gave way to rain on the very morning of judging. Undeterred, the judging party carried out their duties with good grace, a smile and an umbrella or two.
Judges David Jamieson and Richard Budge and trainee judge Dale Hector were accompanied by Lytham in Blooms Carol Wildon, Susan Evans and Trevor Mackey as they toured the Borough by way of a predetermined route. Other Lytham in Bloom volunteers were on hand at predetermined spots to add their story to specific exhibits. Lythams Town Crier added a touch of theatre.
Lytham junior schools, Lytham Hall, Leafy Lytham, Lytham Station, Park View4U, Lytham Windmill and Lifeboat House, Lytham Square, Festival Hub, Floral Windmill, Herbert, Lytham Memorial Gardens and Lowther Gardens formed part of the designated three hours forty five minutes tour.
When it was all over, tea, coffee sandwiches and cakes were provided by Lowther Café, appropriate speeches were delivered as the reality dawned that the Britain in Bloom bid for 2018 was finally over.
Lytham in Bloom volunteers will of course continue to monitor and tend to all the areas in which they are active until the floral displays fade and the autumn clearing up starts. It is a never ending circle.
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