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Gravesham is bloomin' marvellous for gardening competition

PUBLISHED: 10:23 07 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:23 07 July 2016

Gravesham in Bloom

Gravesham in Bloom

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Floral displays have been raised across the town

Judges have been inspecting Gravesend town centre’s floral displays as part of the annual Gravesham in Bloom competition.

This year the gardening competition, which draws entries from across the south east, was themed around the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Even scarecrows were given the royal treatment as they were dressed as the Queen’s guard.

Displays have been raised across the town, including a selection of knitted flowers as well as naturally grown plants.

Cabinet member for community services, Sandra Garside, said: “The town looks absolutely wonderful and full of colour and vibrancy.

“But more importantly it looks clean and tidy and that is the main aim with entering the competition, to make it a place people to want to come and visit and enjoy.”

In the past two years, Gravesham has scooped gold and silver awards, and the council is hopeful for a similar result.

Cllr Garside added: “This year we’re really hoping to equal our past two years’ performances. A lot of hard work and effort has gone into making the town look great.”

Winners will be announced in September.

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