Gardeners have been hard at work making sure Chorley’s floral displays look – and smell – delightful.

For several years, the Chorley and District Gardening Society has worked with Chorley Council to provide a display of flowers for visitors to the town to appreciate.

This year, for the first time, the gardeners have chosen to plant the barrels on Market Street with herbs, so that they not only look colourful, but smell great too.

The green-fingered enthusiasts have filled the planters with a eucalyptus surrounded by lavender, camomile, sage, chives, thyme, rosemary and feverfew.

Councillor Adrian Lowe, who looks after the town’s floral displays, said: “We are delighted to be able to work with local organisations such as the Society because they have such enthusiastic people who want to help us to make the borough look good.

“We plant out thousands of bedding plants across the borough each year and the herbs in the planters across from the Town Hall will complement our work well.” Chorley and District Gardening Society member, and former councillor, Iris Smith chose the plants for this year’s display and grew some of the herbs on her allotment.

She said: “I thought I’d try something new this year and put in herbs. I’ve tried to make them really nice colours and to give a strong scent so I hope people enjoy them. For the past 10 years, fellow gardening society member Keith Fraser has chosen the flowers, so I’ve a hard act to follow!

“I’d like to thank the council, and its Streetscene team, for their on-going support of the Society and for their help in providing the equipment and compost on the day.”