Town’s ‘in bloom’ garden competition winners are crowned

Trevor and Sue Jones with their in bloom certificate. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Trevor and Sue Jones with their in bloom certificate. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The winners of the annual St Ives in Bloom garden competition were announced on July 5.

Trevor and Sue Jones scooped first place for their entry, with Steve and Gail Wolff in second, and Val Lamont third. The gardens were judged by members of the St Ives in Bloom committee.

Julie Pepper, committee member, said: “The St Ives in Bloom committee and myself would like to thank all the entrants for the tremendous effort they put into making their gardens look so lovely.

“This all goes towards making our town a prettier place to live, our community stronger in the process and during the week I have heard many people say how good gardening is for mind, body and soul.”

Alongside the competition, Anglia in Bloom judges were welcomed to the town to cast their eyes over the efforts made by committee volunteers.

Their day started with coffee at The Swan and Angel pub, followed by visits to new projects taken on by the town’s in bloom team, including the bus station planters, the Girl Guide hut in Station Road and the new big planter at the bottom of Hill Rise, which has been sited and planted by St Ives in Bloom and the Rotary Club of St Ives.

Ms Pepper said: “We finished off their visit with lunch at the Norris Museum, which was also shared with the local garden competition entrants.

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“After a few short speeches the judges went on their way, leaving the gardeners to collect their certificates from our new mayor, Councillor Tim Drye and have photos taken in the garden.”