Competition ensures town blooms


They were:

– Polkadot Nursery (Best Nursery)

– Bridgetown and Thomas Jolyffe (joint winners of the Best Primary School)

– St Joseph’s Homestead Trust (Community Award)

– Tiddington and Alveston (Best Allotments)

– Bennett’s Funeral Directors (Best Business)

– The Shakespeare (Best Hotel)

– The American Fountain (Best Public Building)

– Scholar’s Patisserie (Best Pubs, Restaurant, Coffee Shop)

– Commonwealth War Graves (Best Religious Grounds)

– Shrieves Walk (Best Shops)

– Hall’s Croft (Best Tourist Attraction)

– Mrs Jo Bigwood (Best Rear Garden)

– Mr and Mrs Vale (Best Front Garden — Planted Borders)

– Mr and Mrs Pryor (Best Front Garden — Planters)

– Mr and Mrs Ward (Bee Friendly Award).

The winner of the Chairman’s Cup will be announced when the awards are presented later this month by Professor Stefan Buczacki, who is best known for his 12 unbroken years as panellist and chairman on Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

The awards ceremony is due to take place at Stratford ArtsHouse on Monday, 28th September, at 7pm.