Prizegiving for the popular Cossington in Bloom contest took place on Sunday 2nd September at a special Family Day organised by "The Village People" following the news that that the annual village Flower Show would not be taking place this year. 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. 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 Clarke, 18 Middle Road; 2nd - Mrs. Teakle, 16, Bell Lane; 3rd - Mrs Skinner, 9 Trivetts Way
Most Colourful Garden: 1st - Mr & Mrs Bell, Brookhayes Farm, Bell Lane **, Brent Road; 2nd – Mr & Mrs. Whitelock, April Rise, Manor Close ; 3rd - Mr Stone, Manor Barn, Manor Road
Best Kept Garden: 1st - Mr & Mrs Kemmish, Conifers, 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 & Mrs Baker, Chantmarle, Bell Lane *; 2nd - Mr Clasby, Summerhayes, Walnut Lane ; 3rd - Mr & Mrs Watts, 7 Park Crescent
The well-attended Family Day also included a "Cossington's Got Talent" competition which was won by Jess Ingram with her fine rendition of "Tightrope" (from the fim "The Greatest Showman").
Pictures of all Cossington In Bloom prize-winning entries can be viewed by << clicking here >>