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Scottish town wins champion in horticulture event

by webdev

October 01, 2010

The Britain in Bloom campaign, one of the largest horticultural events in Europe, has announced the winners for 2010’s contest, according to

Falkland in Fife, a Scottish town which planted a sustainable wild meadow recently, garnered the title Champion of Champions for the second year in a row despite weather and economic complications.

Other winners included Beighton of Sheffield, who’s numerous flower and plant displays helped the town score two awards, reports

The Scottish champions of Fife put considerable communal effort into preparing for the event, "It's about more than just planting a few flowers. You have to propagate the flowers, grow them, get the community involved,” Helen Lawrenson, from the Falkland Center for Stewardship, told

More than 1,100 communities participated in the event. Judges based their decisions on three areas of assessment: environmental responsibility, horticulture achievement and community participation.

Though planting flowers is a large part of the campaign, the awards focus on more than floral displays, reports They place particular value in year-round efforts toward a sustainable environment.


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