Gardeners honoured by Royston in Bloom

GREENFINGERED gardeners have been rewarded for their battle against drought and the summer downpour in an annual competition.

Royston in Bloom sees some of the town’s best lawns, allotments and community projects judged by a panel of experts, with the group’s chairman praising this year’s entrants.

Les Baker said: “It was up to its usual good standard and the judges were impressed by the entrants they saw, especially with the difficulties everyone has had with the weather this year.

“There were numerous gardens and allotments who took either the Olympic Games or the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Theme which made this years competition different.”

Members of the Royston in Bloom committee thanked everyone who entered and the judges for all their hard work and support.

The awards will be presented on September 20 at 7pm in Royston Town Hall.

The winners of this year’s competition were -

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Best Front Garden (including container garden and low maintenance)

Gold P. Waller, Chaucer Road

Best Kept Street or Community area

Gold Richard Cox House, Dog Kennel Lane

Tom Potter Trophy for Young Persons’ Project Schools or Clubs

Silver Gilt Greneway School, Garden Walk

Bill Prime Award for Best entry, Young Persons’ Project (Using recycled material)

Silver Gilt Tannery Drift School Young Gardeners Good use of Waste Material

Pubs, Clubs & Commercial premises

Silver Gilt Folknoll Group

Best kept Allotment

Gold C. Wallis