Blooming Norwich picked for finals

Norwich has been picked for the finals of the prestigious national Britain in Bloom competition for the third time.

Norwich has been picked for the finals of the prestigious national Britain in Bloom competition for the third time.

The is just one of three finalists for the urban regeneration category, competing against Cardiff and Birmingham.

Two years of horticultural hard work carried out in the Chapelfield area earned particular praise from judges as part of the recent Anglia in Bloom

competition and it is hoped national judges will be equally impressed.

This is the third year the city has won through to the national finals and organisers believe its colourful displays will take some beating.

Terry Bane, horticultural officer at Norwich City Council and chairman of Norwich in Bloom, said: “It just goes to show how much horticultural expertise we've got in the city. The judges have looked at the area and how it was turned into a shopping mall from the old Nestlé site, and St Stephen's Church is also a jewel among the crown. I do feel we'll do well in the region as a whole.”

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National Britain in Bloom judges Jeff Bates and Martyn Hird visited the Assembly House with about 50 volunteers on Monday and were given a tour of the city to take in the hard work and staggering displays of plant beds and baskets.

The Assembly House displays were designed, grown and planted by many volunteers and City College students and Mr Bane believes the quality is such that it alone could secure the competition.

Norwich has flourished in this year's competition and various sites around the city have been visited by Anglia in Bloom judges.

The Adam and Eve pub, in Bishopgate, Norwich, received recognition as Best Floral Public House in the recent Norwich in Bloom competition.

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