Wiltshire 'Trust in Bloom' Garden Competition 2016

This year’s regional ‘Trust in Bloom’ garden judging took place during the second week of July.  Over four days our judges travelled across Wiltshire visiting our 18 care homes and 2 extra care housing homes. As well as the usual categories this year’s special theme was ‘How we commemorated and celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday.  Again, our homes didn’t disappoint us and we were charmed with the lovely displays that greeted us. In judging the various garden categories we used a point’s scheme and also took into account photographic, verbal & witnessed evidence of resident participation and involvement.  However, the standard and variety of gardens made the judging extremely difficult.

Finally, I just want to say a big thank you to all our green-fingered gardeners, for all their hard work and efforts in creating, peaceful, calm, colourful, and vibrant, and in some cases, quirky, garden environments for our residents to enjoy.  Their hard work and efforts are hugely appreciated.

Please see a list of the winners and runners-up for each category below;

Overall Best Grounds and Gardens

Winner – Brookside

Runner-up – Athelstan House / Watersmead

Best Front Garden

Winner – Athelstan House

Runner-up – Watersmead / Ridgeway House

Best Rear Garden

Winner – Brookside

Runner-up – St. Wilfrid’s Priory / Ashwood Care Centre / Hayward Care Centre

Best Courtyard Garden

Winner – Marden Court

Runner-up – Athelstan House

Best Individual Hanging Basket

Winner – Ashwood Care Centre

Runner-up – Athelstan House & Brookside

Best Hanging Basket Display

Winner – Ridgeway House

Runner-up – Brookside & Athelstan House

Best Tubs & Planters

Winner – Brookside

Runner-up – Watersmead / Seymour House / Buckland Court

Best Vegetable Garden

Winner – Watersmead

Runner-up – Fives Court

Best Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winner – Fives Court

Runner-up – Hayward Care Centre / Bartlett House / Bemerton Lodge

Best Day Centre Garden

Winner – Hungerford House DC – The Queen’s Garden Party

Runner-up – Bemerton Lodge DC – Hooray Henry with Queen’s birthday cake

Best Extra Care Housing Garden

Winner – Townsend Court – very special thanks to Sylvia Kenny

Runner-up – Florence Court – special thanks to Mr Olden & Phil Sanders