This year, for the first time, Whitworth is entering the North West in Bloom competition. The aims of North West in Bloom are to encourage local communities to improve and care for their local environment through imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects and to eliminate eyesores that blight our streets such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.

The competition is based on three RHS core themes:-

–        Horticultural excellence

–        Environmental responsibility

–        Community participation

By taking part in the competition we are hoping to increase the feeling of civic pride and start the ball rolling on a long-term plan to improve the local environment.