The Halesworth in Bloom awards ceremony for 2019 took place at the Cut on 29th October. The event proved popular, with many local gardeners and allotment holders in attendance, together with representatives from local businesses and our enthusiastic young gardeners club. The opening address was given by our patron, Michael Imison, who reminded us of the huge contribution Tamsyn Imison made to the town. Michael also presented the awards to all our worthy winners.
Cathy Smith of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust gave an informative talk encouraging us all to garden with wildlife in mind, showing that even the smallest space can be a huge benefit to wildlife if managed sensitively.
This was followed by the presentation of the awards in the various categories:
Best Front Garden:
26 Certificates of Excellence
9 Highly Commended Awards
Winners of the Lesley Pyke Award: John and Margaret Pearson of Broadview, Norwich Road
6 Recognition of Achievement Awards
4 Highly Commended Awards
Winner of the Lesley Pyke Award: Vic Coulson
Best Business Floral Frontage:
5 Highly Commended Awards
Winner of the Lesley Pyke Award: Co-operative Filling Station
Best Children's Project:
Winner of the Lesley Pyke Award: Children's Gardening Club
Winner of the Lesley Pyke Award: The White Swan PH