Thank you everybody who entered the St Ives in Bloom 2016 competition.
Marney Hall and Linda Croucher (our Chair and Vice Chair) had a lovely day on 28th June going round looking at many gardens in the town. There was a further day for Marney and fellow judge Caroline at the allotments on 2nd July, and those certificates were awarded at the Flower and Produce Show at The Corn Exchange on 27th August.
The winners of St Ives in Bloom were announced at the Corn Exchange reception for participants, sponsors and judges on 21st July. Congratulations to all!
Our winner Julie Pepper and the runners up Jill Burt, Pat Lombard and Pamela Evans all got gold awards!
Anne Roy received a silver gilt award, and Harry Oakley and Angie Harris both received silver, with Angie receiving a special award for “most loyal contestant”, improving and entering her garden year after year.
Thankyou to Wyevale at Garden and Leisure for donating the winning vouchers.
The allotment sections was divided into large and small plot sizes.
Small plots: Roger Smith (gold level award, winner); Alan Flavell (silver gilt level award, runner up)
Large plots: Philip Lane (gold level award, winner); Colette Mansfield, Diane Gannon (also gold level, runners up); Michael Gildea, Joan Pope, Andy Jeffrey (silver gilt level awards).
There were also certificates for silver, bronze and commended. All certificates were awarded at the Flower and Produce Show in the Corn Exchange.