Woolton scoops gold award

Woolton village has once again proved its fabulous floral displays are a cut above the rest.

Judges from the National Royal Horticultural Society gathered last night to celebrate horticulture’s highest achievers from across the country.

Woolton village represented the North West and was awarded a gold medal in the ‘Champion of Champions’ category, fighting off fierce competition from Ulster, London and Scotland with the overall winning title going to Shrewsbury.

The team were highly commended for their efforts, which included a bed of poppies surrounding a sculpture of a soldier to commemorate the start of World War One.

Woolton In Bloom chairwoman Barbara Mace, said: “We are absolutely delighted with this latest achievement, it is the pinnacle of all our hard work and dedication which we started way back in 2001.

“This is one of many successes for everyone involved in Woolton in Bloom and it could not have been done without the fantastic team of volunteers.

“I hope this win can spur us on to keep creating beautiful and eye-catching floral displays for residents and visitors to enjoy year after year.”