Faringdon In Bloom

Faringdon in Bloom 2017

The Faringdon in Bloom competition 2017 took place on the 8th and 9th of July 2017. The gardening competition was judged by Mr Paul Gray Head Gardener at Coln St Aldwyn in Gloucestershire, the Mayor Mike Wise and his wife Ingrid. The competition comprised of nine categories which included Best small garden, Best Large Garden, Best Communal Garden, Best Allotment, Best Hanging Basket, Best Business Floral Display, Best Junior miniature Garden, Best Junior Gardener and Best Crafted Flower.

Winners received engraved trophies and certificates were awarded for Highly Commended Achievements in each category. The Winner of the Best Junior Miniature Garden was awarded donated tickets to World of Crocodiles. The Winner of the Winners was awarded a Faringdon in Bloom plaque. This year saw the start of a new award Joy to Community.

The competition ended with the presentation of the awards in the Jubilee Rooms in the Pump House.

The fantastic response to the competition saw entries of a very high calibre resulting in very full weekend judging.

Winners of the Faringdon in Bloom 2017:

Best Small Garden
Winner Scharlie Meeuws.
Highly Commended Jan Fennelly and Katie McNicholl.
Joy to the Community Jan Fennelly.

Best Communal Garden
Winner Faringdon Bowling Green.
Highly Commended  Coxwell Gardens.
Joy to the Community  Feredune Care Home.

Best Allotment
Winner Faith Carpenter.
Highly Commended  Michael Sprules.
Junior Gardener Charlotte Carpenter.

Best Hanging Baskets
Winner Mrs Ebsworth.
Highly Commended John Morton.
Joy to the Community Mrs Ebsworth.

Best Business Floral Display
Winner Faringdon Library.
Highly Commended The Wheatsheaf and The Volunteer.
Joy to the Community awarded to African Children’s Fund charity shop and Acacia charity Shop.

Best Junior Miniature Garden
Winner Lizzie Pugh.
Highly commended Theo Day.

Best Crafted Flower
Winner Linda Gee.
Highly Commended Mrs M Gutsell.

Winner of the winners
Winner Scharlie Meeuws.

We are already looking forward to running the competition again next year.

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Faringdon in Bloom 2017

Faringdon in Bloom 2017 is set to be a fun and exciting competition. Categories include best large garden, best small garden, best allotment, best basket or window box, best business floral display, best Junior miniature garden, best crafted flower and the winner of the winners. Judging will take place on the 8th and 9th of July and it is free enter. If you would like to take part simply download an application form or collect a form from the Information Centre in the Pump House. We look forward to seeing all the entries.

Look back at Faringdon in Bloom 2016

 

The Faringdon in Bloom competition 2016 took place on the 9th and 10th of July. The gardening competition was judged by Mr Paul Gray Head Gardener at Coln St Aldwyn in Gloucestershire, the Mayor Mike Wise and his wife Ingrid. The competition comprised of seven categories which included Best Small Garden, Best Communal Garden, Best Allotment, Best Hanging Basket, Best Business Floral Display, Best Junior Miniature Garden and Best Crocheted Flower.

The category with the most entries was the Business Floral Display category with 15 local shops and businesses taking part. Winners received engraved trophies and certificates were also given out for Highly Commended achievements in each category. The Winner of the Best Junior Miniature Garden was awarded donated tickets to World of Crocodiles. The Winner of the Winners was awarded a Darlington glass vase.

The competition ended with a small ceremony and presentation of the awards held in the Jubilee Rooms in the Pump House.

Special mention has to be made to our oldest competitor Mrs Mary McGuigan aged 100 years and our youngest Lizzy Pugh aged 4.

Winners of the Faringdon in Bloom 2016:

Best Small Garden won by Rachel Williams.
Highly Commended awarded to Mrs Mary McGuigan.

Best Communal Gardens won by Coxwell Gardens.
Highly Commended awarded to Ferendune Court Care Home.

Best Allotment won by Rachel Hopper.
Highly Commended awarded to Mrs Bunch.

Best Hanging Baskets won by The Wheatsheaf.
Highly Commended awarded to The Swan and The Volunteer.

Best Business Floral Display won by Acacia UK.
Highly Commended awarded to African Children’s Fund and Hare in the Woods.

Best Junior Miniature Garden awarded to Lily Buckley-Clough.

Best Crocheted Flower won by Sarah Richards.
Highly Commended awarded to Hilary Carter Belcher
Winner of the Winners won by Coxwell Gardens.

We look forward to running the competition again next year