No wonder Ferndown looked so colourful this year – Ferndown in Bloom, sponsored by Haskins Garden Centres, generated a lot of interest and the results are just in.
The formal presentation evening took place at Haskins Restaurant last night (23 September) with Ferndown Mayor, Cllr Julie Robinson, presenting the prizes. Chairman of Ferndown In Bloom, Jean Read, said the standard was exceptional and thanked Haskins for their long association with the competition.
Barrie and Sheila Smith of Mayfield Close won the Best Front Garden and received the prestigious shield and £100 gift card from Haskins.
Judges led by Cllr Lyn Ovens gave the Smiths’ garden the winning score for its brilliant use of colour and features. To round off the evening, the overall winner’s cup was presented to Val Briggs.
New committee members are required for 2016. Anyone interested can call the organiser on 01202 896071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Results with Haskins gift card prizes in brackets:
Best Front Garden – 1st Barrie and Sheila Smith (£100); 2nd Mr & Mrs Satterthwaite, Glenwood Way (£50); 3rd Val Briggs, Dorset Avenue (£25)
Best Small Garden, Patio or Balcony (non-commercial) – 1st Mr & Mrs Kennedy, Elfin Drive (£50); 2nd Val Briggs (£30); 3rd Homelands Garden Club c/o Ron Pearce, Homelands House (£20)
Best First Time Entry – 1st Mr & Mrs Satterthwaite (£50); 2nd K Bates, Locksley Drive (£25).
Photographic Competition on the theme ‘Life in the Garden’: 1st Sue Page (£50); 2nd Ros Norris (£30); 3rd Val Briggs (£20)
Best Business, Retail, Commercial or Public House sponsored by mags4dorset: Royal British Legion, Ferndown who won a half page business profile in 4Dorset worth £350.
Schools Competition run by Haskins to design a leaflet for next year: 1st Jake Cross, Parley First School won £100 for his school; 2nd Chloe Pitts, Ferndown First School won £50 for her school
Tallest Sunflower Competition sponsored jointly by mags4dorset and Haskins: 1st Mrs Val Briggs (£50)
Overall winner: Mrs Val Briggs