South West in Bloom judges ‘uplifted’ by visit to Beer

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Pict

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

“Hugely impressed” was among the comments from one of the South West in Bloom judges who visited Beer on Thursday, July 18.

The Beer in Bloom team and judges at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8323. Picture: Terry Ife

The Beer in Bloom team and judges at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8323. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Last year Beer won a Gold award, and the In Bloom volunteers are hoping for another success this year.

Bob Sweet, one of the judges who toured Beer last week, said it was a 'very competent entry' and added: "We were hugely impressed with all the work that has been done to make this year's entry look so good.

"The colour and quality of the plants in the main street were exceptional, among the best we have seen this year."

South West In Bloom, the regional competition within Britain In Bloom, is judged not only on horticultural excellence, but also on the community spirit involved. Beer did well on that score too, with Mr Sweet praising the 'collective effort' that had created the displays.

The South West in Bloom judges visited Pecorama. Ref mha 29 19TI 8315. Picture: Terry Ife

The South West in Bloom judges visited Pecorama. Ref mha 29 19TI 8315. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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"We came away from Beer with a very uplifted spirit," he said.

The winners will be announced in October.

Fergus Beeley with Michael Pritchard at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8304. Picture: Terry Ife

Fergus Beeley with Michael Pritchard at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8304. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8324. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8349. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8349. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8348. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8348. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8347. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8347. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Emily Parkinson and Billy North present a Blue Heart to Fergus Beeley at Beer in Bloom. Ref mha 29 1

Emily Parkinson and Billy North present a Blue Heart to Fergus Beeley at Beer in Bloom. Ref mha 29 19TI 8340. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8343. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8343. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8335. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8335. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8319. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8319. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8321. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8321. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8316. Picture: Terry I

Beer in Bloom host judges Bob Sweet and John Goulden to Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8316. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Fergus Beeley at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8308. Picture: Terry Ife

Fergus Beeley at Pecorama in Beer. Ref mha 29 19TI 8308. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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