Scarva could be in bloom yet again

SCARVA has been selected from more than 1,000 entries to take part in the 2012 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals. The picturesque village is one of only 73 finalists.

Ranging from small rural villages to major industrial cities, each finalist is aiming for a gold medal, and the coveted title of category winner. Scarva has been placed into the Small Village category, alongside Stanghow and Bray.

RHS Britain in Bloom is the nation’s largest environmental campaign and last year, the RHS released a report showing how the campaign is making a major difference to the social, environmental and economic health of the country.

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said, “RHS Britain in Bloom would be nothing without the enormous number of volunteers who are committed to greening up their corner of the nation – dynamic people, all wanting to make the UK a better place to live. Together they plant more than 115,000 trees, 352,000 shrubs and 21.6 million plants and bulbs annually. The positive impact this has on the environment is enormous. It is an absolute honour for the RHS to be associated with these groups and individuals and I wish Scarva the very best of luck.”

Although the campaign runs all year round, during the run-up to the judging tour, communities throughout the UK will unite in an effort to impress the RHS judges. The judging panel will tour in July, awarding points against three key criteria - horticultural achievement, community participation, environmental responsibility.

The 2012 RHS Britain in Bloom results will be announced in October at a special Awards Ceremony in St Peter Port, Guernsey.