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Curo in Bloom 2014: meet the winners!



The winners of Curo’s annual Curo in Bloom competition were revealed at a ceremony on Friday 19 September in Midsomer Norton.

Over 60 Curo customers came to the vintage tea party event which celebrated Curo residents’ best gardens and flower displays. Trophies and prizes were presented in seven award categories for every size garden, ranging from window boxes and hanging baskets to large gardens and community plots.

This year over 45 entries were received from across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Winners included the Chandler Rangers, a group of children and young people living in Weston, Bath, who picked up the Community Garden Award for the shared garden they have created. This was the icing on the cake for the group who had also picked up a Gold award in this year's Bath in Bloom competition.

The tallest sunflower competition was won by Safiatou Diagne of Snow Hill, Bath - pictured, above, with Curo Board member Rob Appleyard who presented the award.

Curo in Bloom winners 2014: meet the winners!

Winner of the Sustainable Garden Award was Laura Lyons of Westfield - pictured, right, with her daughter, receiving their trophy from Barry Cruse MBE, Chairman of Bath in Bloom.

Abi Williams, Neighbourhood Projects Co-ordinator said: “We have seen an impressive selection of gardens across all the categories; many from new-comers, as well as a good number from previous entrants. It’s been fantastic to see how much people care about brightening up their neighbourhood.”

The three-strong panel of judges, which includes Curo customers and colleagues, visited all the gardens at the end of June.

The competition is run by Curo with sponsorship from the Landscape Group who provide grounds maintenance services for Curo. First prizes include a trophy and £50 gift voucher.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up

Category A: Window boxes/ balcony display/ hanging basket  

1st     Zoe Diagne, Snow Hill, Bath

2nd    Kelly Adams, Newbridge, Bath

3rd    Sally Dart, Writhlington           

Category B: Small garden under 500 sq.ft   

1st    Mrs V Fear, Odd Down, Bath

2nd   Rosalyn Williams, Twerton, Bath

3rd    Mr & Mrs Davey, Timsbury

Category C: Large garden over 500 sq.ft

1st    James Sheen, Timsbury

2nd   Mr & Mrs Lewis, Farmborough

3rd    Patricia Dennis, Westfield

Category D: Community Garden      

1st    Chandler Rangers, Weston, Bath

2nd   Walnut Buildings Community Garden, Radstock    

3rd    Newbridge Court Community Garden, Bath

Category E: Sustainable garden 

1st    Laura Lyons, Westfield

2nd   Laura Coombs, Radstock

3rd    Sheila Mosson, Timsbury

Category F: Tallest Sunflower

Winner Safiatou Diagne, Snow Hill, Bath

Best newcomer  

Winner Wayne Butler, Bath

Highly commended for...

Community effort: April Lewis, Writhlington

Impact and as new-comer: Farida Farr, Paulton

Sustainability/use of space: Christine Nuell, Shoscombe

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