December 5 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Horticultural champions were honoured for their achievements during two special presentation ceremonies organised by the Friends of Norwich in Bloom.
The winners of this year’s schools and summer competitions run by the Norwich in Bloom group received their awards at City Hall’s Council Chambers in Norwich last Friday.
The schools’ ceremony took place first and saw Magdalen Gates Preschool named the overall winner.
This was followed by the presentations for the summer competitions where mental health charity Mind was presented with the top prize.
Julie Brociek-Coulton, secretary for the Friends of Norwich in Bloom, said she was really pleased with how many people took part in this year’s competitions and praised everyone for their hard work.
She said it was great how everyone prided themselves on making Norwich such a colourful place to live, and said their efforts were a great asset to Norwich.
As well as the individual competition entries, she said a lot of people were also involved in the city’s Anglia and Britain in Bloom entries this year which saw the city scoop a number of awards.
“We are very proud of what people in Norwich have achieved this year and hope it continues next year too,” Mrs Brociek-Coulton said.
Norwich was awarded a silver gilt award for the city category and a silver award for Mancroft Ward in the urban community category at the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards this month.
• Norwich in Bloom Schools Competition Winners:
Overall Winner - Magdalen Gates Preschool
Best School Floral Container - Magdalen Gates Preschool
Best School Flower Garden - Recreation Road Infant School
Best School Wildlife Garden - Cavell Primary School
Best School Waterwise Garden - Cavell Primary School
Best School Fruit and Vegetable Garden - Cavell Primary School
Best School Herb Garden or Display - City of Norwich School
Best School Scarecrow - Clover Hill Infant and Nursery School
Tallest Sunflower - St Michaels Junior School
Giant Pumpkin - Magdalen Gates Primary School
Best School Record and Diary of Gardening - Magdalen Gates Preschool
Best School Newcomer - Cavell Primary School
• Summer Competition Winners
Overall Winner - Mind
Public House - Adam and Eve
Sheltered Housing - Omnia Housing
Floral Displays in Containers - Caroline House
Floral Gardens of any Size - MIND
Best Allotment - Trevor Marrison
Raised Fruit and Vegetable Bed - Mark Broughton
Best Kept Norwich Churchyard - St Peter Mancroft.
Super Award - Mind