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Wonder Wall Helps Rochdale To National Gold Award!

25 October 2018

Our fantastic Wonder Wall feature helped Rochdale to the National Gold Award at the Britain In Bloom UK Finals!

Rochdale In Bloom were a first-time entrant into the Britain In Bloom competition, picking up the Gold award in the Small City category.

The Wonder Wall is one of a number of horticultural features around the Rochdale Borough which has contributed to winning the award.

The judges commented on the Wonder Wall’s ‘fantastic example of community planting’.

The Wonder Wall was first established last year, when volunteers of all ages and club staff transformed the overgrown area of land at the back of the Sandy Lane end into a colourful eye-catching display.

Having impressed in its first year, the Wonder Wall enjoyed many successes winning two accolades in the 2017 North West In Bloom Awards, including top marks for the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’. It also scooped an award for the Best New Rochdale In Bloom 2017 Feature.

This year, with the help of dedicated Rochdale in Bloom volunteers and other members of the local community, the project has gone from strength to strength.

In July, the Wonder Wall was dedicated to the memory of Director Paul Hazlehurst, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped around the Borough and a massive congratulations to the Rochdale In Bloom team!

Click HERE to view a gallery of photos of our fantastic Wonder Wall from this summer.


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