Gardeners celebrate at Chesterfield in Bloom awards

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Gardeners are celebrating their blooming wonderful results following the Chesterfield in Bloom awards.

The annual awards, hosted by Chesterfield Borough Council at Ringwood Hall Hotel, recognise the best gardens and the most green-fingered residents, schoolchildren and business owners in the borough.

Taking the top prize for the best overall garden were Barry and Maureen Lomas. The judges praised their front and back garden massed with hanging baskets, containers of all shapes and sizes and bedding plantings, all maintained to the highest standard.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Every year the standard of entries into the Chesterfield in Bloom competition gets higher and higher making the judges’ decisions more and more difficult.

“Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who took the time to enter.”

The awards come after Chesterfield has received a prestigious gold award in the East Midlands in Bloom awards for the second year running.

The judges were impressed with the levels of community involvement – particularly the members of the Chesterfield in Bloom committee as well as the flower displays in the town centre and the enthusiasm of the children from Spire Infant School.

Coun Ludlow added: “It’s wonderful news that we have received a gold award in the East Midlands in Bloom competition.”