Wokingham in Bloom 2018

The town has entered the regional Thames and Chiltern in Bloom competition after taking a break in 2017. The judges visited on 19th July and were shown around the town by Chairman of Wokingham in Bloom, Tony Hewetson.

A whole array of schools, businesses and local organisations took part and our thanks go to Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers, All Saints Church, Wokingham Litter Heroes, Cockpit Community Garden, The Hawthorns Primary School, Gipsy Lane Gardeners, Rose St Residents, Wokingham Hospital, Town and Borough Councils and all volunteers who gave their time to support the entry.

The competition is judged in three main categories:

  • horticultural achievement 50%
  • environmental responsibility 25%
  • community participation 25%

In previous years (2013 - 2016) Wokingham has achieved a Silver Gilt award and we will find out this years results on Awards Day - 26th September

While we wait, preparations are already under way for 2019 and if you would like to get involved in Wokingham in Bloom please contact the Market and Bloom Officer. You don't need any experience, just enthusiasm and community spirit.

More information can be found on the Bloom website and you can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Gardening Competitions 2018

The annual town gardening competitions have categories for residential gardens, care homes, schools, businesses and allotments. Please see the Bloom website for the full results and further details.

 

Wokingham in Bloom Allotments Competition 2018

Many congratulations

Well done to all allotment gardeners who have been awarded a prize. Emails or letters have been sent to all prize winners. Your allotments are a credit to you in what has been yet another challenging growing year.

Careful judging by an experienced allotment gardener took place over June to August. He reports that an increased number of plots in Latimer Road were of a high standard this year so well done to all of those involved. Judges of the main Wokingham in Bloom entry were also shown around Latimer Road in July and were very impressed. A new prize has been added this year for the ‘Most Transformed Plot’ and congratulations to the inaugural winners.

The complete list of winners:

 

ORMONDE ROAD PRIZES £ VOUCHERS PLOT NO. TENANTS’ NAMES
1st & WTC Allotment Cup 30 39a Brian Price
2nd                                                     25 80a Mark Brown
3rd 20 78a Cheryl Cook
4th 15 79a Katharine Bell
Highly Commended Certificate 87a Geoff Foxon
Highly Commended Certificate 19 Mrs Chan
Highly Commended Certificate 27 Barry Tattam

 

LATIMER ROAD PRIZES £ VOUCHERS PLOT NO. TENANT’S NAME
1st & Ralph Farmer Cup 30 9 Joan Hemmings
2nd                               25 17a Keith Winter
3rd 20 12a Mr R Sinden
Highly commended Certificate 19 Elaine & Alan
Highly commended Certificate 10 Andrew Phillips

 

GIPSY LANE PRIZES £ VOUCHERS PLOT NO. TENANT’S NAME
1st & HR Wells Cup 30 10b Julie and Steve Bond
2nd 25 25a Sarah Lawman
3rd 20 19a Paula Henderson
Highly commended Certificate 7 Gordon Howard
Highly commended Certificate 17 Jeffrey Kidd

 

ST PAUL’S GATE PRIZES £ VOUCHERS PLOT NO. TENANT’S NAME
1st & Corfield Cup 30 9a Jacky Walkden
2nd                                 25 3a Rachel Edwards

 

BEST NEWCOMER PRIZE, ACROSS ALL FOUR SITES £ VOUCHERS PLOT NO. TENANT’S NAME
Harding Cup 25 Gipsy Lane 14a Laure and Derek Porter

 

MOST TRANSFORMED PLOT PRIZE, ACROSS ALL FOUR SITES £ VOUCHERS PLOT NO. TENANT’S NAME
25 Latimer Road 22a Gill & Paul Dowsett

 

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