Celebration of success at Sidmouth in Bloom awards

PUBLISHED: 19:25 20 October 2017

Lynette and Peter are pictured with RHS Britain in Bloom-South West judge Christine Fowler with representatives from Streetscene and EDDC.

Lynette and Peter are pictured with RHS Britain in Bloom-South West judge Christine Fowler with representatives from Streetscene and EDDC.

Simon Horn

Find out the winners of this year’s Sidmouth in Bloom awards. See pictures from the event.

Sidmouth in Bloom Awards.Sidmouth in Bloom Awards.

Green fingered residents and businesses were toasted for their floral and community contribution at Sidmouth in Bloom’s annual awards.

Twelve year old Annabel Richards won the Children's Patch cup at the Sidmouth in Bloom Awards.Twelve year old Annabel Richards won the Children's Patch cup at the Sidmouth in Bloom Awards.

The Sidmouth Library Saturday Club won the Kingswood Trophy at the Sidmouth in Bloom Awards.The Sidmouth Library Saturday Club won the Kingswood Trophy at the Sidmouth in Bloom Awards.

Pia-Maria Boast from The Hair Studio collected the Sidmouth Herald Trophy in the 'Shops' category.Pia-Maria Boast from The Hair Studio collected the Sidmouth Herald Trophy in the 'Shops' category.

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.

Delighted to collected the Mrs  Horn Memorial Cup for Retirement/Nursing Homes was Alison Galling from Ridgeway.Delighted to collected the Mrs Horn Memorial Cup for Retirement/Nursing Homes was Alison Galling from Ridgeway.

Mr Woodhams was the winner of the Gardener's Guild Shield in the Courtyard/Front Gardens category and is pictured with Maria-Pia Boast who picked up a Silver Gilt award.Mr Woodhams was the winner of the Gardener's Guild Shield in the Courtyard/Front Gardens category and is pictured with Maria-Pia Boast who picked up a Silver Gilt award.

Mr Woodhams was the winner of the Gardener's Guild Shield in the Courtyard/Front Gardens category.Mr Woodhams was the winner of the Gardener's Guild Shield in the Courtyard/Front Gardens category.

John Mortimore won the Sidford Floral Group Cup for his small garden award.John Mortimore won the Sidford Floral Group Cup for his small garden award.

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.

Denise Rendell and Barbara Theisen picked up the Reg Woodley Memorial Trophy for Houses with Medium Gardens.Denise Rendell and Barbara Theisen picked up the Reg Woodley Memorial Trophy for Houses with Medium Gardens.

Frank Leach won the Sidmouth Garden Club Trophy for Large Gardens.Frank Leach won the Sidmouth Garden Club Trophy for Large Gardens.

Angela Bea won the cup in the Gardening with a Disability category and is pictured with fellow award winners.Angela Bea won the cup in the Gardening with a Disability category and is pictured with fellow award winners.

Mr Woodhams won the Fyffe Cup and is pictured with fellow certificate winners for Hanging Baskets and Troughs.Mr Woodhams won the Fyffe Cup and is pictured with fellow certificate winners for Hanging Baskets and Troughs.

A number of environmental & community awards were handed out to people for opening gardens or continuous input for SIB throughout the year.

Sidmouth Methodist Church won the cup in the Church Garden's category.Sidmouth Methodist Church won the cup in the Church Garden's category.

Some of the Guest Accomodation recipients with their certificates.Some of the Guest Accomodation recipients with their certificates.

Representatives from The Old Farmhouse, Glendevon and Farmhouse Cottage with their cups in the Guest Accomodation category.Representatives from The Old Farmhouse, Glendevon and Farmhouse Cottage with their cups in the Guest Accomodation category.

Ian Collins representing Brend Hotels had an arm full of awards.Ian Collins representing Brend Hotels had an arm full of awards.

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.

Neighbourhood Effort winners with The Chairman's Garden taking the Glass Rose Bowl.Neighbourhood Effort winners with The Chairman's Garden taking the Glass Rose Bowl.

One of the two groups of recipients of Environmental and Community Awards.One of the two groups of recipients of Environmental and Community Awards.

One of the two groups of recipients of Environmental and Community Awards.One of the two groups of recipients of Environmental and Community Awards.

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.

Representatives from Margaret's Meadow and Livonia Road Shubbery received an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.Representatives from Margaret's Meadow and Livonia Road Shubbery received an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.

Representatives of The Chairman's Gardens collected an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award'.Representatives of The Chairman's Gardens collected an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award'.

Friends of the Byes picked up an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.Friends of the Byes picked up an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.

The Sidbashers were rewarded with an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.The Sidbashers were rewarded with an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.

Anyone interested in joining Sidmouth in Bloom as volunteers can email info@sidmouthinbloom.org.

The Sidcombers picked up an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.The Sidcombers picked up an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.

A full list of winners:

Witheby residents picked up an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.Witheby residents picked up an 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award' from RHS judge Christine Fowler.

RHS judge Christine Fowler presents the Gold Award to Sidmouth in Bloom.RHS judge Christine Fowler presents the Gold Award to Sidmouth in Bloom.

RHS judge Christine Fowler presents the Sargent Cup to Sidmouth in Bloom.RHS judge Christine Fowler presents the Sargent Cup to Sidmouth in Bloom.

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

Guest Accommodation:

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

Hotels:

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

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