Volunteers in Shrewsbury will be celebrating this week after their town was named Champion of Champions at the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Awards Ceremony, held in Bristol last night.
Europe’s biggest community gardening campaign, Britain in Bloom, now run by the RHS, is in its 50th year.
There were an astonishing 71 finalists.
The event was hosted by garden designer, Adam Frost, who started his career working for a local authority parks department.
RHS judges were impressed by the high quality and importance of horticulture in what is the home-town of the ‘grandfather of popular gardening’, Percy Thrower, and the birth-place of Charles Darwin.