Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Chris Bevan
Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

Britain in Bloom, produced in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, is currently running every weekday on BBC for three weeks and will feature the Lytham team on its sixth episode on Monday at 6.30pm.

Carol Wildon, chairman of Lytham In Bloom

Carol Wildon, chairman of Lytham In Bloom

The BBC cameras followed the Lytham in Bloom team for six months as they planned and brought to life their programme for 2017, which saw them win a Small Coastal Resort category gold medal in the North West In Bloom competition.

Lytham In Bloom committee member Trevor Mackey said: “It was a little odd at first, to turn around and find a camera recording your every move.

“But you soon get used to it - and there’s always so much to do.”

Chairman Carol Wildon added: “Last year, the team spent more than 20,000 hours working to make Lytham the most beautiful town it can be.

The home in Beach Street, Lytham which has earned the best small front garden prize at the Lytham In Bloom awards

The home in Beach Street, Lytham which has earned the best small front garden prize at the Lytham In Bloom awards

“We planted more than 25,000 plants across 25 different projects – and with the RHS having invited us to compete in the national competition, this is shaping up to be a very busy year.”

Britain in Bloom, presented by Chris Bevan is on BBC2 weekdays at 6.30pm.