Welwyn Hatfield impresses in region's battle of the blooms

Judges from the Anglia in Bloom awards are touring Welwyn Hatfield this week to help decide how the borough will fair in this year's competition.

Anglia in Bloom

Two judges visited a number of locations, which are entered into different categories, including:


  • WGC town centre and BID - 'Best BID / Town Centre'
  • Lemsford - 'Best Village'
  • Essendon - 'Best Village'
  • Welwyn - 'Best Town'
  • Hatfield Lawn Cemetery - 'Best Cemetery'
  • Sherrardspark Wood - 'Best Woodlands'


The judges also visited WGC train station to see the work of the 'All Aboarders' who have been entered into a special award.


Anglia in Bloom judges, John Crawley and Ian Haynes, said:


We've had a blooming fantastic visit to Welwyn Hatfield. We have seen some amazing projects, led by passionate teams of volunteers, all working in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. The judges are looking forward to visiting again next year and to see the celebrations for 100 years of Welwyn Garden City.


There are Bronze, Silver or Gold awards for each category. The borough was awarded a silver in the city category last year, with the Fernery in Welwyn winning the special Conservation Award.


Anglia in Bloom will announce the 2019 winners at an awards ceremony in September in St Ives.