Ferndown’s blooming awards
THE Mayor of Ferndown Councillor John Lewis and chairman of the Ferndown In Bloom Committee Councillor Jean Read presented over 15 green fingered recipients their prizes at the annual award ceremony hosted by the Haskins Garden centre.
Barrie and Sheila Smith of Mayfield Close in the town were the winners of the main category for best front garden and received the Shield and £100 worth of Haskins vouchers. Judges during August had given a score of 35 out of a possible 40 points to Barrie, a retired motor mechanic, and Sheila a former home help, for their blend of water features and magnificent boarders.
Other category winners included best first time entry, and best business, retail, commercial or public house where top scores were given to The Nightjar, Dudsbury Golf Club and Trevor Phillips Barber shop.
A new category for the town’s best new allotments was presented jointly to Lyn Ovens and Ann Bacon.
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Jean Read said: “We are grateful to everyone who participated in this year’s competition as many were put off by the very cold start to the gardening calendar. Our judges have seen so many excellent examples of creative colour that makes Ferndown a beautiful place to live, work and enjoy. We are pleased to help encourage that beauty.”
Anyone wishing to be involved in the planning of next year’s competition, or to help with bulb planting in the town on the 12 October can contact Jean Read by calling 01202 875926.