In 2018 we took Rochdale in Bloom on tour for the first time as a smaller version of our town centre pop-up went on display at the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in Tatton Park. The ‘Silent Soldier’ exhibit formed part of the Blooming Borders competition. We hoped to spread the word of Rochdale in Bloom and community spirit to a wider audience in the North West. The garden won its category, and received a gold award!