Best of the bunch scoop Chesterfield in Bloom contest gongs – PICTURE SLIDESHOW
Green-fingered competitors have scooped success in a much-loved gardening contest.
A blooming marvellous bunch gathered at Ringwood Hall Hotel on Monday to find out how they had fared in this year’s Chesterfield in Bloom competition.
The town’s Mayor and Mayoress, Donald and Diane Parsons, presented trophies, certificates and prize money to winners in 14 categories – including schools, pubs, allotments, businesses and local residents.
Pupils and staff from St Mary’s Junior and William Rhodes Primary were over the moon with their joint first place win for best school garden.
Overjoyed Sandra Hume, from Hasland, clinched the titles for best overall garden, best front garden and best back garden under 80m.
The hotly-contested best pub or restaurant garden award went to the Barley Mow.
Cllr Chris Ludlow, environment chief at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “We’ve been running this fantastic contest for eight years now and each year the number and quality of entries just gets bigger and better.
“All the entrants put in so much work and they all deserve recognition for their commitment and enthusiasm.”
David Seton, chief executive at Ringwood Hall Hotel, added: “It’s always a real pleasure to sponsor Chesterfield in Bloom.
“It’s a great community-based competition which benefits the local environment and helps to improve the overall look of the town for residents and visitors.”
For a list of winners, click here.
To see a slideshow of pictures of winners, click the link in the right-hand panel.
If you would like to buy any of the pictures in the slideshow, phone our reception on 01246 504500.
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