Sidmouth in Bloom winners announced

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 September 2012

Chairman of Sidmouth in bloom Lynette Talbot. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 6616-24-12TI To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on myphotos24

Chairman of Sidmouth in bloom Lynette Talbot. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 6616-24-12TI To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on myphotos24


GARDEN competition winners have been announced by Sidmouth in Bloom – with a presentation evening set for October 24.

Organisers of the contest have promised changes for next year after a pair of categories – including one for children – attracted no entries.

However, the majority of sections were packed with fabulous floral efforts.

Cup winners will be announced at the presentation evening at Knowle next month. Invitations will be sent out.

Sidmouth in Bloom chairman, Lynette Talbot, said: “The standard for the domestic gardens was high as we have come to expect from our gardeners. The guest houses had some outstanding gardens and it would be great to hand out more than one cup for the main prize winners but unfortunately we can only select one in each category.

“Some categories did not have sufficient entries. There were very few entries from commercial buildings and shops.

“We would like to remind shop owners to fill in entry forms and do get into the spirit of the floral competition next year so that we have a good representation from the town.”

Existing bloom cup holders have been asked to return their cups to Sidmouth Town Council offices by September 24.

The Sidmouth Garden Competition results are as follows(in alphabetical order for each class):

Hotels: Large Frontage: Gold: Kingswood and Devorian, Royal York and Faulkner: Silver: Riviera

Medium Frontage: Gold: Elizabeth

Large Gardens: Gold: Belmont, Victoria; Silver Gilt: Sidholme, Silver: Westcliffe

Medium Gardens: Gold:Hunter’s Moon, Mt Pleasant, Silver Gilt: Royal Glen Silver: Woodlands

Guest Accommodation: Medium Frontage: Silver: Dukes

Small Frontage: Gold: Berwick, Cheriton, Holmleigh, Southcombe, Silver Gilt: Canterbury House,Larkstone House; Silver: Bramley Lodge, Glen Devon, Hollies, Lynstead, Bronze: Ryton With Garden: Gold: Old Farmhouse, Farmhouse Cottage, Salty Monk; Silver Gilt: Barn and Pinn Cottage; Silver: Coombe Bank, Rose Cottage,The Longhouse, Willow Bridge, Bronze: Enstone

Churches: Gold: All Saints, St Giles and St Nicholas,St. Peter, Primley Rd URC; Silver; Sidmouth URC, Unitarian Old Meeting Bronze: St Francis of Assis, Salcombe Regis, Sidbury St Giles

Pubs: Frontage only: Gold: The Anchor, The Radway; Silver; The Marine; Bronze: Black Horse,

With Gardens: Gold: Blue Ball, The Swan, Silver Gilt: The Bowd

Retirement/Nursing Homes: Gold: Fourways, Holmsleigh, Malden, The Radway Lodge; Silver: Roselawn Bronze: Binden, Sidmouth

Houses: Large Gardens: Gold: Mr P Atkinson, Mrs G. Cronk

Medium Gardens: Gold: Mr C. Ratcliffe, Mr G. Woodhams

Small Gardens: Gold: Mr W. Cotgrave, B. Dray, Mr F. Leach, Mr D. Rowan, Mrs F. Scorey, Mr D& Mrs J Stevens; Silver Gilt: Rev. P. Cummins

Small Town Gardens/Courtyards: Gold: Mr Beech, Mrs James, Silver Gilt: Mrs J Hyde, Mrs Tate

Biodiversity Garden: Gold: S. Macfadyn, Mrs O. Tatton-Brown,Silver Gilt: Mr & Mrs Vespen

Hanging Basket: Gold: Mr Wilson, Mr G Woodhams Silver Gilt: Mr W. Cotgrave, Mr D & Mrs J. Stevens

Neighbourhood Effort: Silver Gilt: Ebdon Mews Cottage, SVA Livonia Rd Shrubbery

Commercial Buildings: Gold: Potbury’s Funeral; Silver: War Memorial Club

Medium Shop Frontage: Silver: Potbury’s

Café/Restaurant: Gold: Taste of Sidmouth; Silver: Libra Court

There were no entries for Large and Small Shop Frontage or Children’s Patch.

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