Bloomin’ lovely! East End is flowering again
BLOOMIN’ lovely! Flower power has returned with London’s East End in bloom. Judges are touring Tower Hamlets to look at the East End’s contribution to this year’s London in Bloom’ competition
By Danielle Myles
BLOOMIN’ marvellous! Flower power has returned with London’s East End in bloom.
Judges are touring Tower Hamlets to look at the East End’s contribution to this year’s London in Bloom’ competition.
The team of horticultural experts has been on a whirlwind tour this week, taking in the sites including Victoria Park’s sunken gardens (pictured) , Mile End Ecology Park, Bethnal Green’s Weavers Field woodland and the Dickens Inn at St Katherine’s Dock by the Tower of London.
But they didn’t forget the smaller gems including the floral surroundings of Shadwell’s Cable Street community garden dedicated to organic flowers without pesticides.
The best and brightest are being shortlisted for the finals to compete with other parks and gardens across London.
- 1 Cyclist in hospital after lorry collision in Whitechapel
- 2 Section 60 in place across Tower Hamlets after Stepney stabbing
- 3 Mile End: Car crashes into bus stop during police pursuit
- 4 'Lucky' escape: Family flees Bethnal Green fire thanks to fire alarms
- 5 Flats under construction in Hackney Wick to be knocked down and rebuilt
- 6 Warnings issued after four fox clubs found stuck in old car wheels
- 7 Whitechapel nun pens book of 12 stories to inspire selflessness in society
- 8 'A horrific attack': Man suffers critical head injuries from Shoreditch fight
- 9 'Staffing crisis' means children's hospice cannot offer end of life care
- 10 Cycle paths joined up in Aldgate creates 'safe route' through east London
The score card allocates points for the sustainability,’ accessibility and community involvement as well as beauty. The results are announced on September 11.