Visitors to Wistaston are in for a treat as numerous flowerbeds throughout the village come to life. The Wistaston flowerbed designs were drawn up by the Wistaston in Bloom committee which consists of keen gardeners and representatives from the Wistaston Parish Council. New planting takes place each year during summer and winter. The Wistaston Parish Council Parish pays for the contractor to plant each flowerbed, which this year as well as last summer and winter has been Cheshire East Council. The flowerbeds are located at Wells Green corner, Jackson's Corner on Crewe Road, Westfield Drive, Wistonia Centre shops at Kings Drive, outside and opposite Wistaston Bowling Club on Church Lane, Woodside Lane, Laurel Drive, Beech Drive plus there is a sensory garden at Joey The Swan. There is also a flowerbed outside The Woodside on Valley Road which is planted by the pub. A Wistonian was heard to say, "The beds this year are bloomin' marvellous!"
The Wistaston in Bloom committee judged every front garden in early July for the best kept garden award. The winning garden will be announced at Wistaston's 30th Annual Flower and Produce Show on Saturday 18th August.
Wistaston participates each year in the annual North West in Bloom (Town category) which covers Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The judges visited earlier this week with the result expected in September.