Added on: 26th September, 2018 by O1
Orpington 1st's first entry into London in Bloom competition achieved a Silver Award from the judging panel, recognising not only horticultural achievements but also sustainability projects, business participation and community engagement.
The judges were very complimentary about the level of collaboration between Orpington 1st BID and local stakeholders in connecting and promoting a diverse number of projects that together shape the place that we live and work in.
From the palette box project at the Walnuts Leisure Centre, our first town centre scarecrow trail and our plastic free ambitions, to our waste management contract and food festival. All were recognised as being part of creating a welcoming environment.
Orpington 1st Executive Director Sharon Baldwin, said, "We are delighted to receive a silver award upon our first entry into London in Bloom. We have some great new ideas for next year and will certainly be aiming to go one better. I would like to thank all those businesses and individuals who assisted with our entry this year and look forward to continuing our work to enhance our town centre's Look & Feel for the benefit of all who use it."
Sharon Baldwin with Chartered Horticulturalist and television gardener, David Domoney
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