Sidmouth in Bloom held its 'Celebration of Success' evening last month.

It took place on Thursday, October 19 at the Methodist Church Hall, with guest speaker Tony Taylor invited to talk about the work of the RSPB in Sidmouth.

Guests enjoyed the evening with attendance by MP Simon Jupp and Cllr Hilary Nelson who gave out the RHS awards with Tony presenting the town competition awards.

Thanks to Simon Horn who took the pictures for the event.

A full list of results below:

SIB thanks everyone who took part or attended to help make a very pleasant evening with a great response from the audience.

2023 Sidmouth in Bloom Floral Awards: G=Gold, SG = Silver Gilt

Children’s Community Effort Awards: Sidbury Primary, Sidmouth Primary, St Johns School(special effort award) , Sidmouth College

Retirement/Nursing Homes: Temple Gardens (SG),Fourways Residential Home (G & Winner), The Radway Lodge (G)

Café/Pub/Restaurant: The Anchor Inn (G), The Blue Ball (G), The Bowd Inn (G), The Swan Inn (G), The Volunteer Inn(G & Winner)

Houses: Mini Gardens: Di Lee (G), Angela Bea & Peter Cuthbe (G & Winner). Courtyard Gardens: Margaret Ogden (G), Fiona & Desmond Webb (G & Winner). Small Gardens: John Mortimore (G & Winner). Medium Gardens: Wendy Shipton (G), Ann skinner (G & Winner). Large Gardens: Helen & Ian Crackston (G & Winner), Anna & Peter Duncan (G)

Hanging Baskets/Pots: Patrick Everett (G & Winner), Di Lee (G), Ian McKenzie-Edwards (G), Ann Skinner (G)

Churches: St Giles Church (G & Winner), St Peter’s Church Sidford (SG)

Biodiversity Gardens: Anna & Peter Duncan (G), St Giles Church Sidbury (G & Winner)

Commercial Premises: Michelmore (SG)

Guest Houses: Small Frontage: Canterbury House (SG), Southcombe Guest House (SG), Lynstead House (G & Winner), Willow Bridge (G): Medium Frontage: Berwick House (G), The Old Farmhouse (G & Winner). Large Garden: The Pheasant Guest House (SG) Hunter’s Moon Hotel (G & Winner). Hotels: Large Frontage: Royal York & Faulkner (G & Winner). Large Gardens: The Belmont Hotel (G & Winner), The Victoria Hotel (G)

Community Awards for Open Gardens: Helen & Ian Crackston, Anna & Peter Duncan, Barbara Mence, Denise Rendell & Barbara Theisen, Sandy Renshaw, Joan Shaw

Environmental Awards for special effort in the town: Judy Boscano, Alan Fowler, Peter Endersby, Susan Goode, Jane Horton, Penny Kelly, Ann Leake, Carole Neil, Derek Price, Rosemary Raddon, Bobby Stacey, Carol Stanley, Gary Sykes, Martin Ward

RHS Awards: Parks Awards for Connaught Gardens & Blackmore Gardens (5 stars)

RHS In Your Neighbourhood Awards: Thriving: The Volunteer Inn Corner Plot; Outstanding: The Chairman’s Garden; The SVA Margaret’s Meadow & Livonia Rd Shrubbery; Sidmouth Arboretum; The Coral Seating Area & Wave Border; The Sidbashers; The Sensory Garden; The Friends of Glen Goyle

RHS Discretionary Awards: City of Bath Trophy for Best Landscaping: The Sensory Garden; The Clem Preece Memorial Cup for Outstanding Effort by a School in Promoting SWinBloom – Sidmouth Schools. A RHS SW in Bloom Community Champion Award to Susan Goode

Sidmouth in Bloom Town was awarded Gold in the SW in Bloom Champion of Champions (Over 10 000 pop).

SIB thanks EDDC, Sidmouth Town Council, KOF and sponsors for their support during the year.