Glory display heading home

Lytham In Bloom's display at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton
Lytham In Bloom's display at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton
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The floral display which brought Lytham in Bloom its latest success is coming home.

In Bloom’s volunteers earned a top prize at the Tatton Flower Show as a memorable follow-up to Lytham being crowned Britain’s Champion of Champions last year.

Their display, entitled Between Tides, so impressed Royal Horticultural Society judges that they awarded silver gilt honours and now plans are under way to bring the 28 square-yard feast of floral colour back to Lytham where it will be publicly displayed – possibly in Lowther Gardens.

The scene features a shrimper’s bike and uses yellow flowers to depict sand dunes, blue and white flowers for the sea and waves, and green plants to depict Russell Wignall, Lytham’s last shrimper.

Jim Leak, Lytham in Bloom chairman, said: “We really never thought we could have done so well when we first started designing the display on my kitchen table back in January. Thanks to everyone at Fylde Council who helped us so much.”

Coun Sue Fazackerley, Fylde Council cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The volunteers have done a marvellous job. I urge everyone to take a look at the display when it arrives back in Lytham.”