Barrowford prepares for its first Britain in Bloom contest

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AS a newcomer to the prestigious North West in Bloom, Barrowford is keen to pull out all the stops when officials come to judge the village next week for the annual competition.

Volunteers from Barrowford in Bloom have Wednesday circled in their diaries and are hoping all their efforts will pay off when judges take a tour of the village. This is the first year Barrowford has entered the North West in Bloom competition and will be entered into the newcomer category.

The route the judges will take will begin at Pendle Heritage Centre before taking a walk through Barrowford Park - a central feature of the village and then on to Gisburn Road, all while taking in Barrowford’s heritage and key historic areas.

On Wednesday members of the public are also being invited to Pendle Heritage Centre which is opening its “Walled Garden” and “Woodland Walk” free of charge and similar to open gardens. It is hoped local people will go along between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and see the lovely features, flowers in full bloom, as well as the herb and vegetable gardens.