Northampton is in Full Bloom

Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Northampton in bloom is gathering momentum as beautiful flowers and troughs are now on display in and around Northampton town centre, in parks and at gateways into the town.

Knight at All Saints Church
 
Northampton in bloom is gathering momentum as beautiful flowers and troughs are now on display in and around Northampton town centre, in parks and at gateways into the town. 
 
To complement the displays of baskets and planters, two of the popular Wooden Knights, who made such an impact last summer, have returned to the town centre this week, and two floral cyclists will be placed in the town centre on 5 July.
 
Alongside the town’s entry into East Midlands in Bloom, there have already been more than 55 entries into the Borough Council’s own Northampton in Bloom competition, which has categories for schools, community groups, businesses and private gardens.  
 
Northampton Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Alan Bottwood said: “Northampton in Bloom has inspired communities to come together and exhibit a wide range of beautiful floral displays across the town. The standard of competition entries this year is very high and there are some lovely floral displays which can be seen across the town.” 
 
In total there are 80 large hanging baskets which have been placed on lamp posts, 44 jardinière stands (3 tiered planters) and over 200 hanging baskets, sponsored  by local business and displayed across the town.
 
There is still time to enter the competition which remains open to local community groups, businesses, schools and residents across Northampton, until the end of the month. For more information please email [email protected] or phone 01604 837357
 
Northampton in Bloom is co-ordinated by Northampton Borough Council with partners from Enterprise Ltd, K & J Hird Ltd, Moulton College  and several community groups and schools.
 
The East Midlands in Bloom judges will visit Northampton on 5th July when they will be given a tour of the beautiful floral displays, parks, gardens, allotments and open spaces across Northampton Town.
 
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