In Bloom Competition 2016 Boasts Blooming Great Talent!

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This year’s local ‘In Bloom’ competition has once again uncovered a wealth of green fingered talent within our community.  Coolings were once again proud supporters of 'In Bloom'.  We partnered up with the Local Authorities and other organisations to administer, judge and provide rewards for this year’s entries.   

Coolings have been avid supporters of this popular community gardening competition since the 1970s and is just one of the many ways we support our local area, engage with local residents and share the joy of gardening. The competition is designed to help transform areas ranging from small villages to large towns into better places to live and work.  

Coolings Chairman, Paul Cooling added: “Plants and flowers can add a great deal of pleasure to our lives and this competition is designed to encourage people to grow plants and care for their personal space and surrounding areas.  Gardeners of all abilities have entered and discovered the pleasure of cultivating something beautiful for themselves and others to enjoy”.

On Saturday 30th July we hosted an awards ceremony where entrants from all the regions supported were invited to celebrate their entries, the hard work involved and of course, to find out who won!

There were some fantastic entries and we are pleased to announced the winners in the 9 different categories were:

 

EDENBRIDGE:

Best Front Garden – Carole Connor 

Best Back Garden – Sheila Parish 

Most original pot, trough or hanging basket – Sue Butcher 

Best Allotment – Joan Peerless 

Best Commercial Garden – The Old Eden 

Best Commercial planted pot, trough or hanging basket – The Old Eden

Best community environmentally friendly project – Queens Court


SEVENOAKS:

Best Front Garden - Mr & Mrs Wightman (Sevenoaks Town) and Carole Connor (Sevenoaks District) 

Best Back Garden - Kate Mankiewitz (Sevenoaks Town) and Sheila Parish (Sevenoaks District) 

Most original pot, trough or hanging basket - Sue Butcher (Sevenoaks District) 

Best Allotment - Hazel Clucas (Sevenoaks Town) and Dave Allaway (Sevenoaks District) 

Commercial Categories:

Best Commercial Garden - Neal's Yard Remedies (Sevenoaks Town) and The Old Eden (Sevenoaks District) 

Best Commercial planted pot, trough or hanging basket - The Bricklayers Arms (Sevenoaks District) 

Most attractive shop or business front -  The Sennockian (Sevenoaks Town) and The Bricklayers Arms (Sevenoaks District) 

Community Categories:

Best community environmentally friendly project - Sevenoaks Living Landscape (Sevenoaks Town) and Anthony Roper Primary (Sevenoaks District) 

Best community ornamental project - Horizon Academy School (Sevenoaks District)


BROMLEY:

 Best Front Garden - Mr & Mrs Scrivener 

Best Back Garden – Terrance Rutherford 

Best Allotment – John and Fiona Moore 

Best Commercial Garden – The Blacksmiths Arms 

Best Commercial planted pot, trough or hanging basket – The Blacksmiths Arms 

Most attractive shop or business front -  The Blacksmiths Arms 

Best community ornamental project – Orpington Methodist Church


    


Well done to everyone who entered, especially to all our winners!

We are looking forward to next year already!

 

 

 

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