Judgement day for Richmond as Yorkshire in Bloom inspectors visit

Newly planted flowers outside Hunton and Garget Solicitors.

Judges from Yorkshire in Bloom will visit Richmond today to assess the town’s entry into the prestigious competition.

The visit comes after weeks of hard work by volunteers who have weeded, tidied, picked up litter and attended to neglected public areas of the town.

Volunteers from local businesses and community organisations have been working together to prepare the town for the visit.

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The Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association entered the town into the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, which is one of 16 regional RHS Britain in Bloom campaigns around Britain.

The town has entered the Grow Your Community category, which is judged on horticultural excellence (gardens and floral displays), environmental responsibility and community participation.

It is a non-competitive category, which means Richmond will be judged on how much improvement has been achieved over the last few months.

It is hoped the competition will raise the profile of the town as a beautiful place to live and visit.

The route the judges will follow.

A BBC TV crew filming for Britain in Bloom has visited Richmond as the town prepares for the national competition.

The clean-up has not been without its set backs with gravel due to be laid stolen from one area, while newly planted flowers were also pulled up.

Members of the Original Richmond In Bloom squad.