Gardeners in Burgess Hill worked away during this cold Spring to compete for Bloom’s Spring Gardens Trophies.
The lack of warmth had left some gardens behind in flowering as the date for judging approached. But, plenty of gardeners were successful in their endeavours in fighting the contrariness of an English Spring.
Successful Gardens were as follows:
Winner of non-Household was St. John’s Church garden group, lead by team leader Sheila Preston.
Runners-up were Warelands Play Area, gardened for the community by Keith Maslin and Woodlands Nursing Home in Silverdale Road.
Winner of the very close, hard fought for Household Trophy was Liz Gordon, Chestnut House, Janes Lane with her colourful front garden.
Runners up were: last year’s winner Jackie Smith of Cants Lane, Roy Godsmark of Wingletye Road and Paul Barnett of Station Road.
All entrants were given a £5.00 garden voucher donated by South Downs Nurseries, Hassocks. They were presented with their trophies and certificates at Bloom’s Spring Presentation Evening and Party, which was held at the Conservative Club, Cyprus Road on Saturday 11th April from 7.30pm.
There was also live music from local group Lorelei Rock and a fish’n’chip supper from Jupps.
Report and pictures contributed by Cathy Barnett, Chairman, Burgess Hill in Bloom.