This year’s Rhiwbina in Bloom will name a special award after a much-loved local police officer who died after being hit by a bus.
Sgt Lucas, who was most recently based in Llanishen, was hit by a bus in Swansea in March. The award for Prettiest Hanging Basket will be named in her honour.
The Rhiwbina in Bloom competition was set up after Rhiwbina councillors had news that Cardiff’s Cardiff in Bloom competition will not go ahead due to lack of funding.
Categories this year will include best shop, best front garden, best school or business planter/small garden area, younger persons’ garden planters and older persons’ front garden. Gardens will be inspected in July, with the awards ceremony taking place in September.
Last year, Sgt Lucas served on the judging panel of the Cardiff In Bloom competition.