Garden awards success keeps on growing

Green-fingered winners of all ages were honoured at Scarborough in Bloom’s Best Kept Gardens Competition awards at the Spa Complex.

The event, dubbed Scarborough’s “gardening Oscars”, was attended by around 350 people and a number of awards were given out.

134413c'Scarborough in bloom best kept gardens awards'Best Original Effort Gladstone Rd School'Picture by Neil Silk'31/10/13

134413c'Scarborough in bloom best kept gardens awards'Best Original Effort Gladstone Rd School'Picture by Neil Silk'31/10/13

In Bloom volunteer Sheila Johnson said: “It was a lovely evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

“It’s also great to be able to thank our volunteers from across the borough - we’d be lost without them.

“There was a great atmosphere and one or two tears as everyone was so happy.”

Britain in Bloom chairman Roger Burnett, who compered the event with Fay Yeomans was delighted with such a great turn out.

He said: “Increasingly, many schools are incorporating horticulture and environmental science into the curriculum introducing children to the joys of gardening and growing at an early age,” he said.

Braeburn School children were praised by their judges for their knowledge and enthusiasm despite their tender years.

They were awarded the Best Kept Schools Trophy for a second year running and Bev Chapman was given a special mention for her dedication to the gardening gang at the school.

All the winners are pictured here - or watch a slideshow at www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk