Seren in Bloom awards a blooming success
Over 50 residents descended on Lysachts Institute, Newport for the Group’s 19th annual gardening awards, to celebrate our talented green fingered residents.
Formerly known as Charter in Bloom, the hugely popular awards have been rebranded, are bigger and better than ever, and are now open to all residents across the Group and not just Charter residents.
The judging panel consisted of Frances Hope, Loftus Garden Village Head Gardner and Charter tenant board member and keen gardener Lynda Rawlings.
Frances said ‘It took us two days of solid judging and was absolutely exhausting, but so rewarding. To see the effort and creativity displayed was quite something. I have previously judged for Newport and Usk in Bloom competitions, and used both competitions as a yardstick for Seren in Bloom. A huge congratulations to all the winners”
The rollcall of winners are:
Roy Morris Shield for Overall Winner Mary Edwards
Best Courtyard – Mr & Mrs Stockwell
Best Community Garden – Cwrt Twyncarn
Best Newcomer – Mrs Thomas
Young and Green-fingered – The young heart’s project, Pill
Best Back Garden – Mr Robert Hill
Best Front Garden – Mr Carpenter & Ms Windsor
Best Container – Lynda Hales
Best Kitchen Garden – Mrs Mary Edwards
Thanks must also go to our sponsors for their generous prizes and supporting our awards:
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Steve Ambler & Sons Tree Surgeons, Gerald Davies Engineering, Morris Grounds Maintenance, National Botanical Gardens of Wales and to Lysachts Institute for providing the venue and refreshments free of charge.