Prizegiving for the popular Cossington in Bloom contest took place on Saturday 12th August at the well-attended Village Flower Show All front gardens visible to the public were automatically entered with prizes being decided by an experienced independent judge in July.
Prize winners are shown below – with the first prize winners having their names engraved on the relevant cups and all receiving a commemoration certificate. New for this year, prizes of garden vouchers were also awarded to the Overall Best in Show (*) and overall Runner-Up (**). Prize-winners were:
Best Small Garden: 1st - Mr & Mrs Bloodworth, 2 Trivetts Way; 2nd - Mrs. Teakle, 16, Bell Lane; 3rd - Mrs Skinner, 9 Trivetts Way
Most Colourful Garden: 1st - Polden Hills Veterinary Centre *, Brent Road; 2nd – Ms. Butts, 2, Orchard Close; 3rd - Mr & Mrs Bell, Brookhayes Farm
Best Kept Garden: 1st - Mr. & Mrs Stafford, Leylands, Middle Road; 2nd - Mr & Mrs Trunks, The Borie, Middle Road: 3rd – Mrs. Offer, The Old Post Office, Manor Road
Best Tub / Basket Display: 1st - Mr. J. Clasby **, Summerhayes, Walnut Lane; 2nd - Mr. & Mrs Baker, Chantemarle, Bell Lane; 3rd - Mr & Mrs Rigby, The Cedars, Middle Road
The Bridge School pupils also displayed an impressive range of artwork from pupils in three age ranges. Certificates for the winners were presented to Headteacher Nigel Shipton
Special certificates were also presented to Martin Dare (“Unsung Hero Award”) for his selfless but much appreciated work on the various village flower tubs and litter picking – and to Emma and Joe Stradling (“Best Newlywed Floral Display that Just Missed the Judging Deadline”) for their splendid post-wedding displays outside Millhayes, Bell Lane and around Walnut Lane.
Sue Hayes and Sue Nicholson announced stepping down from the Flower Show organising committee after many years of sterling service to help make the event such a success. We offer our thanks to them for their invaluable contribution to Cossington In Bloom and the Flower Show in general. They are going to be a hard act to follow.
Pictures of all Cossington In Bloom prize-winning entries can be viewed by << clicking here >>