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Volunteers tidy up ‘River of Flowers’ in Bury St Edmunds ahead of visit from Britain in Bloom judges

PUBLISHED: 14:32 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:32 30 March 2018

Volunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Volunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Volunteers tidied up the ‘River of Flowers’ in Bury St Edmunds this week ahead of a visit from judges of a national horticultural competition.

Volunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Pictured is Diana Clarke. Picture: GREGG BROWNVolunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Pictured is Diana Clarke. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The flower river, which is located on the Tollgate Triangle, near the Tollgate pub, was given a tidy up by Adrian Bloom, from Bressingham Gardens, and volunteers from Bury in Bloom – the town’s horticultural organisation.

The team removed dead leaves and tidied plants at the ‘river’ so that it will look its best for both the Anglia and Britain in Bloom judges, who will visit the town in the summer.

Volunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Picture: GREGG BROWNVolunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Bury St Edmunds scooped the top prize in last year’s Anglia in Bloom competition, which means the town has now been entered into this year’s national contest.

Now in its 54th year, Britain in Bloom pits rural villages, urban corners and city centres against one another across a range of criteria that includes horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaptation.

Volunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Picture: GREGG BROWNVolunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Volunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Pictured is Jo Trerear. Picture: GREGG BROWNVolunteers are tidying up the River of Flowers on the Tollgate Triangle near the Tollgate pub. Pictured is Jo Trerear. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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