Finalists for Wight In Bloom 2018 revealed!

The finalists for Wight In Bloom 2018 have been revealed.

The event, now in it’s fifth year, has seen over 125 entries in 9 categories this year, including best commercial garden and best edible garden.

Sponsored by Red Funnel, Isle of Wight County Press, Liz Earle and Visit Isle of Wight, the competition sets out to demonstrate that the Island really is the ‘Garden Isle’.

This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony on 21 September, hosted by gardening expert and former High Sheriff, Alan Titchmarsh.

Will Myles, MD of Visit Isle of Wight explains that Wight In Bloom is important to Islanders and visitors:

“It’s something that people want to see, they want to see lovely gardens, pubs, floral arrangements at hotels or attractions. The Island is classed as the Garden Isle, that is a huge accolade for the people that live here and we’re very proud of that and we want to show it off to our visitors.”

Will says that the diversity of entrants showed how the community has come together for Wight In Bloom:

“There’s everything from primary schools to care in the community projects to edible gardens… everyone has got involved, it’s a real community effort and its the community getting together to show our visitors what we have on this Island and why they should come back.”

Will Myles also passed on his thanks:

“It’s a huge thank you to all the sponsors of Wight In Bloom and to all of the people who have taken part in Wight In Bloom, this get happen without you, so please get involved next year!”