Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteers are adding the final touches to the village’s floral displays in preparation for the arrival of the RHS Britain in Bloom judges on 2nd July.
They hope to maintain their winning streak following their awards of two silver-gilt awards in 2016/2017 and a gold in 2018.
As well as judging the displays on London Road, the judges will also visit St Philip’s Church, Chorley Hall Lane allotments, Castle View on The Edge, Peter Woolham’s garden, Wood Gardens, the railway station garden and the ‘Waitrose Woodland’.
The judges have also made an additional request to see the village park.
Leslie Cox, chair of Alderley Edge in Bloom, said: “We are very grateful to the Alderley Edge Institute Trust for funding the purchase of lamppost displays which have returned after an absence of many years and for additional planters on the Waitrose railings.
“The whole display will make an even bigger impact this year.”
The group of volunteers are completely self-funding.
Christine Munro, the group’s secretary, said: “Financial support from various organisations like the Manchester Airport Community Fund has been great but the support we get from the local businesses has been truly amazing. We couldn’t have done it without them.
“Residents and businesses have also been most generous with contributions to our crowdfunding requests on our Facebook page and website.”
Local residents will have spotted three new planters outside the library, and additional wooden planters outside some of the village’s charity shops.
All of these have been generously donated by STE Waste Management in Cheadle Hulme.
Many businesses have also arranged their own displays.
Leslie commented: “This is an award for the whole village and community of Alderley Edge not just the group of volunteers.”
New volunteers are always welcome to join. Details can be found online at: www.alderleyedgeinbloom.co.uk