Washington Village will represent the region as one of 70 finalists in Britain in Bloom this summer (2021), delayed from last year due to the pandemic. Due to restrictions, the judging will be carried out via submitted evidence based on the ongoing work in the village.
After picking up the Best Village award in the previous Northumbria in Bloom competition, our village will now go head to head with several others across the UK.
It follows a busy 2019/2020 for the Washington Village in Bloom group, which has worked tirelessly to create stunning flowerbeds and gardens with the help from kind-hearted local businesses and residents.
I'm sure you'll agree that this is a huge honour and a huge challenge, and we would welcome any help from individuals and businesses to help us step up to the plate. We have achieved incredible success already, but this is a game changer!
The organisation now has only a few months to get the village ready, with the Britain in Bloom judges assessing all entries before announcing the winner in the late summer/autumn.
Remember, Washington Village in Bloom Group volunteers work every Sunday from 10am-noon to keep the village looking beautiful, and new volunteers are always welcome!
Wish us luck and support us if you can!