Rugby wins gold in Heart of England in Bloom award

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Judges have awarded Rugby a gold award in the 2013 Heart of England in Bloom.

Hillmorton also picked up a silver award in the annual competition.

Entrants in the 2013 Heart of England in Bloom campaign have been waiting since July with anticipation for the results of all their labours in this lovely summer.

And the winners were finally announced today (Thursday) at a presentation at Drayton Manor Hotel in Tamworth which is being attended by more than 200 guests.

Heart of England in Bloom is the regional element of the Britain in Bloom Campaign organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which encourages communities to work together to improve and enhance their local environment.

The judges are not only looking for horticultural achievement when they visit but take into consideration a responsibility for the environment and a display of community participation.

The Heart of England in Bloom region covers a wide area from Gloucestershire to North Staffordshire and includes Birmingham and the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Chairman of Heart of England in Bloom , Mike Garwood said: “Everyone is proud to be involved with ‘In Bloom’ which is one of the largest horticultural campaigns in Europe and even more so when they receive their prestigious awards.”