Beer bloom success

THE blossom of Beer obviously impressed this year s South West in Bloom judges as the village has been awarded three prestigious accolades. Ursula Makepeace, chairman of Beer Horticultural Society (BHS), attended the annual presentation event last week in

THE blossom of Beer obviously impressed this year's South West in Bloom judges as the village has been awarded three prestigious accolades.

Ursula Makepeace, chairman of Beer Horticultural Society (BHS), attended the annual presentation event last week in Yeovil and walked away with a handful of awards.

Beer was presented a Gold certificate in the Cox Cup-which applies to villages of a certain size-and also received a Certificate of Merit Neighbourhood Award for the transformation of a plot of land near Pigs Path.

And on behalf of Pecorama, Ursula accepted The City of Bath Trophy for 'Landscaping', which she has now handed over to managing director Michael Pritchard and head gardener Tess Cook.


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The awards ceremony last Thursday was the biggest ever of its kind and some 450 delegates from 18 South West regions descended on Yeovil for the event.

Ursula said she was very "impressed" and was "delighted" to accept so many awards.

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The Neighbourhood Award scheme has grown in popularity, said Ursula, and she already has some ideas for next year's project.

The busy BHS chairman said: "I would be very grateful if any individuals or groups of people would be prepared to help with Britain in Bloom projects next year."

Speaking of Pecorama's success, she added: "This sign of public recognition is very well deserved and has been due for some time. The Pecorama gardens are very imaginative and beautifully maintained."

Mr Pritchard said: "The gardens were designed by Naila Green and over the last nine years have matured.

"We have four full-time members and one part-time, who keep the gardens looking spick and span.

"I would like to congratulate the garden team for their hard work and diligence.

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