Ilkeston - Going For Gold
w/e 25 June 2023

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300

The "Britain In Bloom" judges will be around soon and Ilkeston should be in with another good chance of going for gold again if the current displays in Victoria Park are still in fine fettle when they arrive.

Welcoming Bed

The flower bed at the Manners Road/Bristol Road gates offers a bright welcome.

By The Bowling Green

It's another colourful display near the entrance to the bowling green too.
Central Beds

The central beds always look good when they've received their summer bedding plants.
Long Border

The long border facing the central beds are coming into full bloom and provide an interesting alternative to the formal beds opposite.
Trees, Hedges, Flowers

From the benches along the long border the view across the central display is enhanced by the trees and hedges at the foot of the back opposite.
Carpet Bed

The carpet bedding display celebrates the recent coronation of King Charles III.

Geraniums surround the foot of the bandstand.

The beds on either side of the new pergola, installed as part of the Heritage Lottery funded work in the same place as the previous one, were planted with shrubs, climbers and laburnum and they are now becoming a feature in their own right.
Wild Roses

At the exit onto Drummond Road, flowering wild roses lead the eye to the beds of geraniums on the other side of the gates.

I finished this walk through the park with a closer look at those geraniums hoping those "Britain in Bloom" judges arrive soon to see the park in all its splendour.

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