Berkeley in Bloom improve three areas of the Gloucestershire town including Berkeley Books Community Library
GREENFINGERED Berkeley residents have been busy whipping their streets into shape for a horticultural contest.
Volunteers from the Berkeley Gardening Club formed a Berkeley in Bloom group to overhaul three areas of the town.
This is for a neighbourhood campaign for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom competition.
Supporting local community groups in cleaning and greening up their immediate local environment, It’s Your Neighbourhood has so far attracted more than 1,600 groups from across the country.
Berkeley in Bloom chose to focus on the footpath from the approach roundabout to the town up to Berkeley Castle, Berkeley Books community library and the Scout Hut.
Member Andrew Legg said: "The footpath from the approach roundabout to Berkeley as far as Berkeley Castle gates was cleared of all overhanging branches, brambles and encroaching weed.
"Many dozen bags of rubbish were collected during several Sunday volunteering sessions by a small group of members from Berkeley Gardening Club."
Volunteers also added planters and flowerbeds outside Berkeley Books, which are filled with a range of herbaceous and annual plants.
A small boat has even been used as an unusual flowerpot.
The third scheme involved helping the Berkeley Beavers to plant up containers of vegetable plants at the Scout Hut.
A Britain in Bloom assessor visited Berkeley this month to see the results of the team’s hard work and the volunteers are now eagerly awaiting the results of their efforts which will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in Birmingham in September.
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