Formartine in Bloom Competition

Judges of the Formartine in Bloom Competition Jack Grant and Ken Regan
Judges of the Formartine in Bloom Competition Jack Grant and Ken Regan

Judging for this year’s Formartine in Bloom Competition took place across many communities earlier this week.

Formartine in Bloom is now in its 11th year and it is organised by the Formartine Partnership.

This year the Partnership are delighted to have 19 communities taking part in the competition, which is five more than last year.

Due to the increased number of applicant communities the judging now takes place over two days.

The competition not only considers floral displays but also the environmental quality, such as cleanliness of the display areas, commitment to recycling and community involvment.

Each community taking part in the competition has a core group of volunteers who look after the floral displays throughout the towns and villages.

In most cases the groups are small and so they are always looking for more volunteers to join them.

The more volunteers that are involved means more can be done to enhance the streets and communal areas.

Caroline Rennie of the Formartine Partnership, said: “The hard work and commitment of these groups provide stunning displays for all to enjoy.

“Making the Formartine area a bright and colourful place to stay and visit.”

The winners of the competition will be announced at an awards ceremony due to take place at the end of September.

There are awards availble for large communities, medium communities and small communities.

Last year the winners were Oldmeldrum, Pitmedden and Auchterless respectively.