Hereford In Bloom - Pride of the County
BEST EVER FLORAL DISPLAY
Hereford in Bloom narrowly missed out on a Gold award in the 2019 Heart of England in Bloom competition despite the city’s flower displays being the best since the volunteer group took over the planting five years ago winning a second best Silver Gilt prize.
The floral category gained a high score but changes to the judging criteria resulted in points being lost in the ‘environmental’ category , the final count being just 3 points short of the top award.
Kevin Knipe, chairman of Hib said “Whilst it is nice to win Gold our key objective is to ensure Hereford is a bright and cheerful city welcoming its visitors with colourful displays of flowers and that was achieved. We have been showered with praise by members of the public who were delighted with the high quality of the floral displays this summer.”
He added: “We always take note of the judges comments on each of the categories to help us improve each year.”
The in-depth Portfolio produced for the judges covering a wide range of community projects can be viewed via the link on the Gallery and Portfolio pages, an opportunity for those interested to see the outstanding work of volunteers that was shown to the Heart of England in Bloom judges in 2019.