Spalding has done it again! For the second year running the town has scooped gold in the East Midlands In Bloom competition.
The results were announced today at a ceremony at Rutland Water.
Gold was awarded to Spalding in the large town category and to Clarke Wilson of Park Road, who was Spalding in Bloom’s entry for the Frank Constable MBE Award for Best Front Garden.
Gosberton House School also received gold for Best School Garden.
There were successes for the Punchbowl Pub in Spalding with a silver gilt award and a special judges’ award for the floral enhancements at Springfields Retail Shopping Centre.
More effort than ever was made by volunteers to help Spalding follow last year’s success.
Judge Jeff Bates began his tour in July at Springfields exhibition gardens and retail shopping outlet, where Peter Atkinson briefly outlined a new Scarecrow Mania festival.
From there, Mr Bates visited the cemetery, Southfields House Retirement Home, Horseshoe Road allotments, Ayscoughfee Gardens, a sculpture ‘Dawn’ at Taku Bridge, the baskets in Bridge Street, Vine Street, The Crescent, the Market Place, displays on the way to Holland Market and at the railway station, and the Punchbowl Pub.
He also visited the Spalding in Bloom entry in the Frank Constable Best Front Garden competition, meeting Clare Wilson in Park Road.
Other results are:
Holbeach – silver gilt
Special judges award to Casey Lennon of Holbeach Academy for work at the nature reserve
Long Sutton – silver gilt
Special judges award for garden at Cowpers Gate
Crowland - silver gilt
Special judges award for Allison Littlechild for best front fruit garden