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Garden Competition – Results

Garden Competition – Results

Border of a garden with grass and yellow flower hanging baskets with pink flowers on the fence

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


1st – picture 7 – reason:  in a sheltered by very limited space the gardener has produced balanced colour and healthy plantsman ship

Vera Macensie

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

Brenda Dibley


1st – photo 12 – reason:  true wildlife garden with foraging for aquatic and land creatures, a microcosm of the complete ecology

Dave Stokes

2nd – photo 13 – reasons:  excellent pollinator garden attracting insects of different species attracted to the clusters of colour

Mark Shannon


1st – Photo 4 – reasons:  design shaped to give illusion of additional length and space, very clever

Lorraine Hooper

2nd – photo 5 – reasons:  illusion of a ‘secret’ garden, plant grouping and colour almost tropical

Michael Squire

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.

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
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