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Finalists to compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Finalists to compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards thumbnailBallymena: competing in the Britain in Bloom UK finals. GB08Bmena P5

BALLYMENA and Cullybackey have been selected to compete in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017!
Now in its 53rd year, Britain in Bloom has evolved into a UK-wide campaign that brings communities together while promoting the environmental and health and wellbeing benefits of gardening.
Eight entrants from Ulster will complete in the UK-wide competition.
Ballymena and Cullybackey will be joined by Belfast City, Derry City, Donaghmore, Hillsborough, Newcastle and Randalstown.
The Ulster entrants will join 71 other Britain in Bloom finalists competing to be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the UK.
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, said she is delighted that Ballymena and Cullybackey have been selected.
“Ballymena will be judged in the Large Town category. Cullybackey will be judged in the Large Village category. Both were chosen for their commitment to environmental responsibility, their high levels of community participation and their outstanding gardening achievements," outlined the Mayor.
“In August RHS Britain in Bloom judges will visit Ballymena and Cullybackey and tour the area as they bid to win a top award. The winners will be announced at the Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Llandudno, North Wales on 27 October."

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