Ernest Romer, Lanark in Bloom

Nominated by: Melissa Reilly

At 79 years young, Ernest Romer is a walking dynamo who never stops implementing projects to benefit the town of Lanark. Ernest founded ‘Lanark in Bloom’ in 2004 to ‘bring a little colour to our town’, and in 2018 the group won GOLD for the first time in the Beautiful Scotland awards, recognising the huge effort put in by Ernest and the volunteers all year round. Ernest personally works with many youth groups and vulnerable individuals to spread the joy of horticulture and inspire new gardeners.

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