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Britain in Bloom comes to RWY

Posted on: 17 Jul 2023

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Alex Ryley
Site Editor
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Visitors to Royal William Yard can't fail to notice how stunning the landscaping is, from flower beds exploding in a riot of colour and walled secret gardens, to wildflower meadows and a tree-lined main street. Celebrating this stunning scenery, the Yard is taking place in Plymouth's entry in the South West in Bloom competition - the regional heat of the renowned Britain in Bloom contest.

Launching earlier this month, pupils from St George’s Church of England Primary School helped to plant an array of colourful flora at the Yard, before taking part in activities with multi-award-winning pollinator conservation organisation Pollenize, and finishing their trip with lunch on the lawn served by The Hook & Line.

Royal William Yard is one of a number of blooming brilliant sites across the city. Visitors can see floral displays and installations stretching from Bretonside to Southside Street, West Hoe and Millbay Park, Mount Batten and Royal William Yard. Sustainability is at the heart of this year’s entry, which sees upcycled boats, crab pots and buoys used as planters and recycled soil utilised.

The Britain in Bloom entry is being organised by Plymouth Waterfront Partnership Business Improvement District and sponsored by Ocean Group BMW and MINI. Judging is due to take place on Monday 24th July - and sights are firmly set on going for gold!