Fareham’s ‘blooming’ winners

Fareham Borough Council has announced the winners in each of the six categories of this year’s Fareham in Bloom competition.

This was the 25th anniversary of the competition but, as happened last year due to the pandemic, this year’s competition was held ‘virtually’ with entrants submitting photographs of the results of their green-fingered work and creativity online.

There were 158 entries in total, and in each category there were two winners – one selected by public vote and the other by a panel of judges.

The public selected:

  • Best Garden: Neil and Jay Rudgwik
  • Commercial: Orchard Lea Infant School
  • Something Small: Jessica Edwards-Lawlor (Peak Lane Patch)
  • Community Floral Display: Brett Wylde
  • Young Green Fingers: Charlotte Heaysman
  • The Edible Garden: Jessica Munt

And the judging panel picked out:

  • Best Garden: Andy Clarke
  • Commercial: St Columba C of E Primary School
  • Something Small: Tracey Wrenn
  • Community Floral Display: Jo Cobb
  • Young Green Fingers: George Roberts
  • The Edible Garden: Melanie Gray

Thanking all the entrants and congratulating the winners, the borough council’s Executive Member for Streetscene, Councillor Ian Bastable said: “It’s clear from the photos submitted how much hard work people put into their gardens and open spaces, which helps make the borough more attractive and brings joy to those who see them.”

Each winner will receive a certificate and a prize – the prizes having been donated by St Margaret’s Nurseries, Fareham Shopping Centre and Westbury Manor Museum.

Images of the winning entries can be viewed HERE.

Photo (top): Winner of the public vote for the Young Green Fingers category, Charlotte Heasyman, along with the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mrs Pamela Bryant and the Mayoress, Councillor Mrs Louise Clubley. Fareham Borough Council. Reproduced with permission