Derry blossoms yet again in Britain in Bloom

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:05 -- Editor

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Grounds Maintenance teams have earned yet more recognition after they received the Gold award in the small city category at the Royal Horticultural Society’s 2018 Britain in Bloom Awards in Belfast at the weekend.

The local authority were chosen as one of the Councils to represent Northern Ireland following their success in last year’s Translink Ulster in Bloom awards.

Finalists in this year’s competition were judged on their horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility with the RHS judges visiting communities from the end of July after months of hot and dry weather.   

A total of 76 groups from across the UK competed in 12 categories with each vying for a gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze medal with Derry and Strabane claiming the highest possible accolade.