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Winners Announced for the Love your Garden & Pub Competitions

Winners Announced for the Love your Garden & Pub Competitions
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Winners Announced for the Love your Garden & Pub Competitions

4 November 2017

The Gainsborough in Bloom team awarded two prizes last week [31st October] for their love your pub and garden competitions held for the first time this year.

Mary Cook from Stanley Street won the best garden competition for her patio garden entry and the Sven Forkbeard Whetherspoons pub in Gainsborough was awarded best pub.

The two categories were judged by gardening experts from the Sunrise Plant Company based just off the Beckingham roundabout near Gainsborough, who also generously provided the £50 vouchers as prizes.

Mary Cook used her allotment to swap things over to and from her patio garden and impressed the judge with how much colour she had managed to pack into such a small but perfectly formed patio garden situated at the front of her home on Stanley Street.

The judges were particularly impressed with the choice of planting that supported the local insect life in particular the honey bee, which was one of the focuses this year for the in bloom team.

The pub won the love your pub competition as it really did show signs of being loved by the staff at the Whetherspoons branch. Beautiful arrangements were in place which were perfectly maintained with good quality tubs.

The judge was particularly impressed with what had been done with the raised beds and within the beer garden to block out the road. Baskets were attractive and really well maintained.

Attention to detail had been demonstrated and the garden furniture was new and well maintained, the areas were litter free and the pavements in front of the premises were even pressure washed – a true example to the rest of the business community of how an outside of a premises can look so attractive and welcoming.

Chair of Gainsborough in Bloom and also Centre Manager of Marshall’s Yard, Alison Shipperbottom, said: “The awards were well deserved, both very different categories but evidently similar amounts of effort made to make our town and community look beautiful.

“Gainsborough in bloom isn’t just about public spaces and keeping them well planted and looking tidy it’s about the whole environment and providing a welcoming feel for our visitors and residents.

“Home owners and business people play a key role in helping us achieve that, which is why the Love your Garden/pub competitions were started up.

“Well done to both winners for being shining examples and helping to improve the look of our town.
“We hope that the competitions now gain momentum and we see even more entries for next year.”

Gainsborough in Bloom was awarded silver gilt this year in the East Midlands in Bloom competition with Marshall’s Yard scooping gold for the third year running. The town is now receiving consistent regional recognition for its efforts by Horticulturist experts in this prestigious competition.

If you’d like to get involved and volunteer next year by adopting a patch to look after please get in touch with Alison Shipperbottom at Marshall’s Yard on 01427 810706.

Pictured:- Left to right Alison Hall with Jane Henson from The Sunrise Plant Company and Mary Cook (winner of the Love your Garden Competition.)
Pictured:- Left to right Alison Hall with Jane Henson from The Sunrise Plant Company and Laura Murray Manager at Sven Forkbeard (winner of the Love your Pub Competition.)

For further information, contact:-

Alison Shipperbottom
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644