Chocolates shop wins Aylsham in Bloom trade award

Mother and daughter Aylsham In Bloom winners June Norman and Sarah Norman-Miller of Carousel Chocola

Mother and daughter Aylsham In Bloom winners June Norman and Sarah Norman-Miller of Carousel Chocolates. Photo: Karen Bethell - Credit: Archant

An Aylsham chocolates shop tasted sweet success when it was chosen as the best trade floral display at the weekend.

Carousel Chocolates, Aylsham in Bloom trade winner

Carousel Chocolates, Aylsham in Bloom trade winner - Credit: Archant

Carousel Chocolates on Red Lion Street used its small doorway to colourful effect in a real family team effort.

Mum and daughter June Norman and Sarah Norman-Miller, were helped by Sarah's three-year-old son Charlie in choosing the simple but colourful flowers, then his five year old brother Kieran helped plant them.

The competition was run by Aylsham in Bloom, a voluntary organisation that relies entirely on donations of time, plants and money, and was judged by North Norfolk News editor Richad Batson and his wife Angie.

Aylsham In Bloom plants tubs and flower beds around the town but also encourages traders to do outdoor floral displays for the annual competition - the numbers of which are growing steadily each year - a hallmark of its success.


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The community is involved, with children at Bure Valley School 'growing on' plug plants supplied by Aylsham in Bloom, while Blickling Hall has given hyacinth bulbs that were planted in grassed areas by volunteers.

Aylsham in Bloom can be contacted at aylshaminbloom@yahoo.co.uk or on 01263 734408. Offers of any type of help – from helping with plants to sponsoring tubs – are always gratefully received.

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