This year the Britain in Bloom and Burnham & Highbridge in Bloom competition did not operate due to the coronavirus outbreak. With the effort that has been undertaken by people in their gardens the Town Council felt this should not go un-noticed.
12 pictures submitted all very different concepts of a garden. Many thanks to all the gardeners who entered, your work is a joy to see and truly uplifts the spirit.
It was impossible to make a simple overall judgement of them as each garden represented thought and effort. However, after careful thought I made categories which I believe is a fairer was to list preferences, but please note that just because your own entry was not listed your garden was not liked. They were ALL lovely, but some just edged a hair’s breadth in the category! Judge Cllr Mrs Janet Keen
BASKET / CONTAINER DESIGNS
1st – picture 7 – reason: in a sheltered by very limited space the gardener has produced balanced colour and healthy plantsman ship
2nd – picture 1 – reason: riot of colour in an area with a difficult environment i.e. on an open balcony the plants subject to strong air currents. Again very good plantsman ship
OPEN SPACE GARDENS
1st – photo 12 – reason: true wildlife garden with foraging for aquatic and land creatures, a microcosm of the complete ecology
2nd – photo 13 – reasons: excellent pollinator garden attracting insects of different species attracted to the clusters of colour
1st – Photo 4 – reasons: design shaped to give illusion of additional length and space, very clever
2nd – photo 5 – reasons: illusion of a ‘secret’ garden, plant grouping and colour almost tropical
OVERALL WINNER (if there must be one)
1st – Photo 12
2nd – Photo 4
Very highly commended – Photo 7
Competition judged by Cllr Mrs Janet Keen
Prizes presented by the Mayor Cllr Mike Facey
Each winner received a Trug bucket, trowel, gloves, pots, seeds, markers and a block of compost.