Award date set for ‘gardening Oscars’ event

Scarborough in Bloom members Martin and Cherry Smith, left, Sheila Johnson, Janet Jefferson, Carol Barber, and Ron Womack, celebrate the town's success in the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards, announced on Tuesday. Picture by Andrew Higgins  123821b   19/09/12
Scarborough in Bloom members Martin and Cherry Smith, left, Sheila Johnson, Janet Jefferson, Carol Barber, and Ron Womack, celebrate the town's success in the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards, announced on Tuesday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 123821b 19/09/12

Members of Scarborough’s gardening community will be honoured at the annual Scarborough in Bloom awards ceremony later this month.

The “gardening Oscars” will take place at the Spa Ocean Room on Wednesday October 30 from 6.30pm.

Spokesman Andrew Stockton said: “The event is to commemorate the fantastic achievements the Scarborough borough and its people have made in the various Bloom and Community gardening Competitions over the past 12 months.

“The awards for Scarborough’s Best Kept Gardens Competition will also be made on that evening.”

Around 350 people are expected to attend the ceremony, with people entered into 20 different categories of award.

Volunteer Sheila Johnson said: “It’s very much a community event. There are lots of keen gardeners across the borough and we will have people of all ages, including lots of children, there on the night.

“It’s a chance for like-minded people to get together and enjoy themselves.”

Sheila added that people will not leave empty-handed, as everyone who has entered their garden into one of the categories will receive something to take away.

She continued: “There have been around 200 entrants in the Scarborough in Bloom Best Kept Garden competition.

“The standard of entries has been very high as always. This year has been particularly good as we’ve had such a great summer and I think people have really made the most of it.

“We’re all looking forward to a good night!”

Results from Scarborough in Bloom will be published in The Scarborough News after the event.

It has already proved a good year for members of Hunmanby in Bloom, after the group won a Silver Gilt award in Britain in Bloom at the weekend.

For the full story, see page 85 in this week’s Filey and Hunmanby Mercury section.

To find out more about Scarborough in Bloom, email scarboroghinbloom2@hotmail.co.uk