Altrincham Businesses Flex their Green Fingers for the RHS Flower Show
With less than a month to go, Altrincham’s businesses are flexing their green fingers in preparation for a weeklong celebration of all things floral scheduled to coincide with the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (17 - 21 July 2019). Altrincham Unlimited, Altrincham’s Business Improvement District, which is funded by the businesses in Altrincham, will once again be coordinating Altrincham’s ‘Best Dressed Window Competition’. Some of the businesses already signed up for the competition include Randalls Jewellers, Edit & Oak, The Cheshire Tap, Gran T’s Coffee House, Jameson and Partners, The Roebuck, Warrens Bakery, Ferrious, Mad Mug and Moss Studio.
There will be two opportunities to win; the RHS judges will tour the town on Wednesday 17 July and will chose their overall favourite, they will give all entrants feedback on their floral displays and each will be graded. There will also be a chance to win the ‘People’s Choice’ competition, all those entering will be featured in the Facebook post on Altrincham Today and the public will be asked to vote for their favourites. The ‘People’s Choice’ winner will be the business who receives the most ‘likes’.
Kate Gerbich, Events and Communications Manager for Altrincham Unlimited explained: “The People’s Choice element of the competition will give the town’s businesses the opportunity for exposure to thousands of people who will see their floral business fronts on social media. The key theme of the RHS Show this year is ‘The Green Trail’ and whilst including the theme in your business front is not mandatory, it might provide some inspiration – so think Green and get creative!”. Altrincham Unlimited also want to encourage visitors to the RHS Flower Show, who will pass through Altrincham Interchange to catch to shuttle bus out to Tatton, to spend time in the town at either end of their day, or to come back on another occasion to visit. We’ll be putting together a flyer which will include specials and offers aimed at encouraging footfall and spend in the town”.