Sidmouth in Bloom reveal floral competition results

Malden House claimed gold again at the Sidmouth in Bloom awards

Malden House claimed gold again at the Sidmouth in Bloom awards - Credit: Archant

Gardeners tackling tough weather conditions have been rewarded for their efforts in this year’s Sidmouth floral competition.

Judges visited green spaces small, medium and large, cast their eye over hanging baskets and biodiversity gardens and visited homes and businesses.

Lynette Talbot, chairwoman of Sidmouth in Bloom, said: “Despite the drought then the rain, the gardens have looked great.

“We thank everyone for taking part in what should be treated as a fun but rewarding competition.”

The full list of results: (in alphabetical order)

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Large Gardens: Mr P Atkinson (silver); Mr & Mrs Fuller (gold); Mr Frank Leach (gold), Sue & John Maynard (gold).

Medium Gardens: Helen Crackston (gold); Shirley MacFadden (gold); Mrs Lorna Lever (silver); Ian McKenzie-Edwards (bronze): Adrienne Ovens (gold); Denise Rendell & Barbara Theisen (gold); Mrs Babs Vercoe (gold).

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Small Gardens: Mr J. Mortimore (gold).

Courtyard/Front Gardens: Maria-Pia Boast (silver gilt); Presbytery Garden (silver); Ken Rose (silver gilt); Lorna Tate (gold); Mr G Woodhams (gold).

Hanging Baskets: Sonia Cowley (gold); Sue Maynard (gold); Robin Rignall (gold); Mr Woodhams, (gold).

Biodiversity Gardens: Mr & Mrs Fuller (gold); Shirley Macfadden (gold).

In Your Neighbourhood: Community of Limbourne Park (silver gilt); Regis Court (silver gilt); Temple Gardens (gold); The Chairman’s Garden (gold).

Children’s Patch: Annabel Richards (silver gilt).

Disability: Anne Skinner (gold); Angela Bea (gold), Miss Paula Baker (silver).

Commercial Building: Michelmores (gold); The 1922 Social Club (gold).

Shops: Dormy House (gold). Fields (gold); Hayman’s Butchers (gold); The Hair Studio (gold)

Retirement/Nursing Homes; Fourways Residential Home (gold); Ridgeway Residential Home (gold).

Café/Restaurant/Pubs: The Anchor Inn (gold); Barrington Tea Garden (gold); The Bowd (gold); The Swan Inn (silver gilt).

Hotels/Guest Accommodation: The Belmont Hotel (gold); Berwick House (gold); Canterbury House (gold); Cheriton Guest House (gold); Coombe Bank Guest House (silver gilt); Dukes (gold); The Elizabeth Hotel (gold), Farmhouse Cottage (gold), Glendevon B&B (gold), The Groveside (silver gilt); Holmleigh Guest House (gold); Hunter’s Moon (gold); Kingswood & Devoran (gold); Linstead Guest House (silver gilt); The Riviera (gold); Royal Glen (silver gilt); Royal York & Faulkner (gold); Southcombe Guest House (gold); The Old Farmhouse (gold), Willow Bridge (gold); The Victoria (gold).

Churches: Sidmouth Methodist Church (silver gilt), Parish Church of St Giles & St Nicholas (silver gilt), St Peter’s Church Sidford (silver gilt), Primley Rd. URC (silver gilt).

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