Going for Gold In Falmouth

Created 20 Oct, 2017

Our efforts have been recognised as part of the team who helped Falmouth pick up two awards for its horticultural achievements at the South West in Bloom awards.

Cormac, in partnership with Falmouth Town Council and their parks team, Biffa, Falmouth BID, GLL, Pendennis Castle and members of the town’s community groups were awarded an RHS Gold Medal for the town, as well as Plantscape Trophy for best seaside entry. Eight community projects were also given an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards.

Jacqui Owen, visitor and community engagement officer said: “Cormac garden and grass cutting team were instrumental in helping achieve the town’s result.”

The RHS judges praised the passion shown by the town's community and the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm displayed by the staff which, they said, was “unique to Falmouth”. The judges were impressed by the “innovative and creative planting,” commenting that the parks in Falmouth “are without doubt some of the finest in the UK”.

The "In Bloom" initiative, under the stewardship of the RHS, is one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns; more than 1,600 cities, towns, villages and urban communities take part each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and, of course, horticultural achievement. South West in Bloom covers an area from Cornwall right up to Gloucestershire and over to Wiltshire.

The campaign runs year round and participating groups report a wide range of benefits such as cleaner, greener and safer surroundings, a growing sense of community pride, and increased commercial enterprise and tourism.

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