At 10 a.m. this morning Jon Wheatley, Chairman of South West in Bloom and Denise James, Secretary of South West in Bloom, senior judges from the South West in Bloom region start their tour of Marlborough's Britain in Bloom entry for 2017.
This year Marlborough is up against some of the Premier League towns in the South West in the Champion of Champions section, competing against Exeter, Truro and Portishead, and other towns with a history of successes in Britain in Bloom competitions.
The judges have a busy day ahead of them - they will visit the Merchant's House, Henry George, St Mary's Churchyard, the Green, Oxford Street, High Walls, the pubs in the Parade, the Marlborough Waterfront, Alma Place, St Peter's Church, Marlborough College and the Victorian Cemetery, and that's just before lunch! They will see several butterfly themed shop window displays in the High Street, some shown here. See also this article in Marlborough News Online