THE Royal Horticultural Society has formally congratulated the Studley in Bloom team for making through to the Britain in Bloom Finals 2016.
The village is one of 72 finalists from more than 600 entrants from across the UK and will be competing in the ‘Small Town’ category.
The group was selected for its outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement.
“We would like to congratulate Studley in Bloom for reaching the UK finals of RHS Britain in Bloom.
“It’s a tremendous achievement and illustrates the group’s impressive commitment to improving their local environment,” said Andrea Van Sittart, RHS head of Community Outreach.
“Volunteers of all ages and all walks of life participate in Bloom, making extraordinary efforts to improve streets and neighbourhoods in towns, villages and cities across Britain.
“It is vital we celebrate and recognise their efforts to strengthen their communities and inspire others to get involved.”
In August this year, Studley in Bloom’s volunteers will be showing off their commitment to a greener, healthier Britain by leading RHS Britain in Bloom judges on a tour of local projects and initiatives in the hope of being awarded Gold at the annual award ceremony in October.
Gill Liebthal, the group’s chairperson, said “We are delighted to be selected as national finalists.
“We look forward to the challenge and we are excited to showcase our village.”
RHS Britain in Bloom is the UK’s largest community gardening campaign, involving up to 300,000 volunteers.