Along with being presented Gold in the overall competition, Milford allotments and St Marks Church allotments also won Gold in the Best Allotments Awards. Yeovil Country Park won Silver Gilt in the Park Awards and eleven ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards were also presented to the following for their displays:
Brympton Allotments – Developing
Grovelands Nursery Home – Improving
Hardington Community Field – Developing
Huish School – Outstanding
Kenmore Drive – Outstanding
King Arthur Drive – Developing
St Marks Allotments – Outstanding
Rustywell Park – Developing
Vanessa Project – Improving
West Abbey Nursing Home – Outstanding
The Foyer Project – Outstanding
Chairman of the Yeovil in Bloom Steering Group, Councillor David Recardo said, “I’m very pleased to be part of the Yeovil in Bloom team and glad the horticultural staff at South Somerset District Council have been rewarded for their year long efforts, their hard work and early morning starts. Special thanks must also go to Yeovil Town Council for funding the Yeovil in Bloom initiative”.
Yeovil in Bloom has now won Gold for the sixth time at the South West in Bloom competition and also improved on the ten ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards won last year.
Later this month, the Town Council will be staging its Annual Flower and Gardeners’ Market. This takes place in Yeovil Town Centre on Saturday 27 September and everyone is welcome to attend. This year’s event will also host the second Yeovil Food Festival, which will include lots of locally produced delicacies.
Other attractions taking place in the Town Centre on the same day include the monthly Farmers’ Market and the new Vintage Market.
In addition to the Yeovil in Bloom presentations and awards for the Best Kept Allotment Competition, the Flower and Gardeners’ Market will include a range of interesting and exciting stalls, buskers performing throughout the Town Centre, children’s activities, competitions and a performance by the award-winning Yeovil Town Band. This year, the event will also feature “bugfest” – a chance to see a variety of unusual and exotic creatures.
The Yeovil in Bloom initiative is managed and funded by Yeovil Town Council, and delivered with the support of South Somerset District Council.