Wiltshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition

Regional judging for the Wiltshire Trust in Bloom competition has just taken place. With the exception of a couple of downpours of rain the judges were really fortunate with the weather which allowed them to have a good look around the gardens giving them the opportunity to appreciate all our homes hard work and efforts.

The categories this year included; best front garden, rear garden, hanging basket, hanging basket display, tubs & planters, vegetable plot and courtyard garden.  This year’s special category was The Front Door Challenge, the aim of which was for each home to make the area around the front door as attractive and welcoming as possible, creating a real ‘wow factor’ for visitors to the home.  Several homes embraced this challenge and the judges were thrilled with both the floral and novelty themes that greeted them on arrival at the homes.  Our regional winners and runner-ups are as follows;

Overall Best Grounds and Gardens

Winner – Brookside

Runner-up – Fives Court

Best Front Garden

Winner – Ridgeway House

Runner-up – Brookside

Best Rear Garden

Winner – Brookside

Runner-up – Bartlett House

Best Courtyard Garden

Winner – Hungerford House

Runner-up – Athelstan House

Best Individual Hanging Basket

Winner – Ashwood Care Centre

Runner-up – The Cedars

Best Hanging Basket Display

Winner – Watersmead

Runner-up – Willowcroft

Best Tubs & Planters

Winner – Seymour House

Runner-up – Fives Court

Best Vegetable Garden

Winner – Hayward Care Centre

Runner-up – Athelstan House

Best ‘Front Door Challenge’ – Floral Theme

Winner – Fives Court

Runner-up – Watersmead

Best ‘ Front Door Challenge’ – Novelty Theme

Winner – Stratford Court – The Beach

Runner-up – the Cedars - Cedars Halt Railway Station.

Best Day Centre Garden

Winner – Bemerton Lodge DC – Unusual travel containers

Runner-up – Hungerford House – Recycling

Extra Care Housing Garden

Winner – Townsend Court – very special thanks to Sylvia Kenny

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