Share snaps of garden for new council contest

A team from Heighley Gate planting one of the flower beds in Deuchar Park to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Picture by Jane Coltman
A team from Heighley Gate planting one of the flower beds in Deuchar Park to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Picture by Jane Coltman

As part of this year’s Morpeth floral campaign, residents are being asked to share their blooming good work by entering the town council’s private garden competition.

Following on from the success of receiving a number of awards, including Best Town, in the Northumbria in Bloom competition last year, Morpeth has been selected to represent the region in the 2018 Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom finals as well as taking part in Northumbria in Bloom once again.

One of the red, white and blue floral displays that have been planted in Morpeth. Picture by Jane Coltman.

One of the red, white and blue floral displays that have been planted in Morpeth. Picture by Jane Coltman.

The new garden competition feature was one of the ideas to get more people involved this year.

To enter, all residents have to do is take up to three photographs that best show what they have done in their garden and submit them to Morpeth Town Council via the News/Events section of its website before the end of July 31.

Those who enter are asked to add a few words saying why they love their garden and what inspires them to garden. There will be a small gardening-themed prize for two winners.

As for what has been happening across Morpeth, a town council spokeswoman said: “The theme for 2018 is to commemorate the centenary of the First World War ending and also to commemorate the Royal Air Force.

“The town will be awash with red, white and blue to mark the anniversaries. In addition, Carlisle Park is being planted in the Suffragette colours of green, white and violet to reflect 100 years since women were given the right to vote.

“The positive comments we received following the spring judging of Northumbria in Bloom has set us in good stead for the summer judging on July 20.”