IS everything in your garden rosy? Or perhaps there’s a garden nearby that’s the envy of your neighbourhood?
If so, Chorley Council wants to hear from you because the search is now on to find the Best Kept Garden in the borough.
The annual competition is open for nominations – and there’s vouchers totalling £480, plus the coveted Chorley’s Best Kept Garden Trophy, up for grabs.
Councillor Adrian Lowe, who is responsible for making Chorley bloom, said: “The council has joined forces with Birkacre Nurseries and the Chorley and District Gardening Society to find the most beautiful front garden in the borough.
“There are some fantastic gardens that are brightening up the borough’s towns, villages and communities. People take a real pride in their gardens and we want to reward them for the hard work that they put in to making the borough look nice.
“You can nominate your own garden, a neighbour’s garden or a garden you’ve seen in the borough, but you must have the homeowner’s permission. The gardens can be any design or size but they must be visible from the road or pavement.”
There’s three categories for people to enter – small, medium or large garden – and each category has a first prize of £80 worth of vouchers, a second prize of £50 of vouchers and a third prize of £30 of vouchers. There’s also a trophy, donated by the Chorley & District Gardening Society, for the best of the best.
Pick up a nomination form either from the Council’s Civic Offices on Union Street, Chorley, or from Birkacre Nurseries and Garden Centre, Birkacre Road, Chorley.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, 26 July, 2013.
All entries should be sent to Best Kept Garden Competition, Chorley Council, Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley PR7 1AL.