Garden Competition – Results

Garden Competition – Results

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
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.

Other News

Online Book of Condolence and information

It is with great sadness that we have today learnt of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who served and supported his country over many decades with the upmost dedication and distinction.

Somerset business Start Up sessions

Sedgemoor, along with the other districts and SCCare running a series of business Start Up sessions via Business West open to any Somerset residents looking to set up and run their own new business, each

New representatives wanted for County Council

Members of the public are being invited to apply for roles on a committee which helps to shape the way Somerset County Council operates. There are currently vacancies for three co-opted members on the Council’s






Have our newsletter delivered direct to your inbox.

Be the first to hear our latest news.

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Council Logo

Thank You

Please check your inbox for any email verifications to ensure you complete the signup process.

The Mayor Councillor Mike Facey said “It was with sadness that Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council learnt of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

The flags in the towns of Burnham and Highbridge will be flown at half-mast during this time of national mourning.

Online Book of Condolence

Privacy Policy

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously please see the Council’s privacy notice here.

We use cookies to help make this site better. Read more about our cookie policy.

Skip to content