Celebration of success at Sidmouth in Bloom awards
PUBLISHED: 19:25 20 October 2017
Find out the winners of this year's Sidmouth in Bloom awards. See pictures from the event.
Green fingered residents and businesses were toasted for their floral and community contribution at Sidmouth in Bloom’s annual awards.
The group met to celebrate the success of the town last Thursday and announce the winners of its summer floral competition.
South West in Bloom judge Christine Fraser attended the event at Knowle to present the town with the Sargent Cup and In Your Neigbourhood certificates.
Lynette Talbot, chairman of Sidmouth in Bloom, said: “It’s to celebrate the whole towns floral and community contributions.”
She added there was a lot of interest in the competition’s new class gardening with a disability and an increase in children participating.
A number of environmental & community awards were handed out to people for opening gardens or continuous input for SIB throughout the year.
Sidmouth in Bloom have also announced that in February 2018 it will launch a floral competition for spring gardens that may not enter the summer contest.
Lynette said judges will focus on four categories including houses with small, medium, or large gardens, and courtyard gardens.
The group will also be encouraging businesses to go for gold in next year’s South West in Bloom competition as part of a business awards.
Anyone interested in joining Sidmouth in Bloom as volunteers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full list of winners:
Sidmouth in Bloom Floral Awards 2017-10-17
Children’s Cup – Annabel Richards
Kingswood Trophy – The Library Saturday Club (‘Chatterbox’)
Commercial Buildings Winner’s Shield – The 1922 Social Club
Shops – the Sidmouth Herald Trophy – The Hair Studio
Retirement/Nursing Homes – The Mrs Horn Memorial Cup – Ridgeway Residential Home
Café/Pubs/Restaurants Winner’s Catering Cup – The Anchor Inn
Courtyard/Front Gardens - The Gardeners Guild Shield- Mr G Woodhams
Houses with Small Gardens – the Sidford Floral Group Cup – Mr J Mortimore
Houses with Medium Gardens – the Reg Woodley Memorial Trophy – Denise Rendell & Barbara Theisen
Houses with Large Gardens – the Sidmouth Garden Club Trophy – Mr Frank Leach
Gardening with a Disability Cup –Angela Bea
Biodiversity Garden – The John Hollick Trophy – Mr & Mrs R Fuller
Hanging Baskets/Troughs – The Fyffe Cup – Mr g Woodhams
Church Gardens – Winner’s Cup – Sidmouth Methodist Church
Small Frontage – Winner’s Cup – Glendevon B&B
Medium Frontage – Winner’s Cup – Holmleigh Guest House
Medium Garden – The Bevil Cup – The Old Farmhouse
Discretionary Award – Best Floral Environment – Farmhouse Cottage
Medium Frontage – Winner’s Cup – The Riviera
Large Frontage – Winner’s Cup – Royal York & Faulkner
Medium Garden – Winner’s Cup – Hunter’s Moon
Large Garden – The Brend Group – Belmont & Victoria
Neighbourhood Effort – The Glass Rose Bowl – The Chairman’s Garden
Outstanding Effort – The Anne Bagwell Jubilee Cup – The Ridgeway Residential Home
Outstandng Environmental & Community Effort – The Sheelagh Pollentine Memorial Cup – Mr G Hutchinson