River of Flowers Gets A Tidy Ahead of Judging for Britain in Bloom

Volunteers have been busy tidying up the ‘River of Flowers’ in Bury St Edmunds this week ahead of a visit from Anglia and Britain in Bloom judges.

Bury St Edmunds scooped the top prize in last year’s Anglia in Bloom competition, which means the town has now been entered into this year’s national contest Britain in Bloom.

Adrian Bloom from Bressingham Gardens joined volunteers from Bury in Bloom, an independent charity run by the Bury St Edmunds Society, to tidy up the 'River of Flowers' on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub and gave the planting scheme a good weed, plants were pruned and the dead leaves removed so the river will look its' best for the judging visiting this summer. 

Photo by Josephine Sweetman

Bury in Bloom's volunteers work hard to keep Bury St Edmunds looking blooming lovely all year round and the many floral and unique roundabout sculptures you see in the town are projects that have been carried out by Bury in Bloom headed up by co-ordinator Melanie Lesser.

Melanie Lesser, who is also Chairman of Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, said: "I am delighted that Adrian Bloom was able to join us for the tidy up, his knowledge and expertise on the plants was invaluable. 

"We hope to have a page set up on the Bury in Boom website to show the 'River in Flowers' flowering through the seasons. It was lovely to have new volunteers join us for the tidy up as Bury in Bloom have been recruiting more volunteers to join us for various projects we have planned around the town. The West Suffolk College and Abbeygate Sixth Form kindly sponsor this roundabout."

Bury in Bloom is a finalist in Britain in Bloom 2018