Almost 300 nominations for this year’s Garden in Bloom competition

Clewer and Dedworth East ward winner Julie Blackwell

Prizes have been awarded in this year’s Garden in Bloom competition.

There were almost 300 nominations this year for the contest, which is organised by the Royal Borough. 

The winners and runners up in each ward were presented with a rosette and the winners with a £20 Braywick Heath Nursery voucher. All nominees received a certificate. 

Any garden visible from a footpath or road was eligible for entry and nominations were made by residents, passers-by and by councillors in their own wards. The competition was judged by councillors on a ward-by-ward basis.

The Mayor, Councillor Neil Knowles, said: “The amount of support and enthusiasm for this year’s competition has been really pleasing to see and this was reflected in the level of dedication all our entrants put into their gardens to make them look so beautiful. They have all done their communities proud by showcasing their efforts to brighten up their neighbourhoods and it just shows what a beautiful borough we are all fortunate enough to live in. Thank you to everyone who entered.

“The Garden in Bloom competition is the council’s way of saying thank you for the work residents put into their gardens. We have some very talented gardeners in our borough, and it makes such a difference going round all the wards in the borough seeing the effort you put into your gardens. Your hard work helps improve the appearance of the borough, making it a more pleasant place to live.” 

The Garden in Bloom awards scheme started in 1992 to acknowledge the important contribution private gardens make to the appearance of neighbourhoods.