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Melksham in Bloom awards presented

THE winners and runners-up of this year’s Melksham in Bloom were presented with their cups, prizes and certificates at last week’s Gardeners Society Show.

Mayor of Melksham, cllr Adrienne Westbrook, handed out the awards assisted by town crier Peter Dauncey.

Bruce Petty received the Sheila Wilkinson Cup for best overall garden.

Committee administrator Lorraine McRandle said, “Melksham in Bloom was sponsored by Leekes and Whitehall Garden Centre with winners and runners up receiving gift vouchers. Judges had a particularly hard job judging, given the standard of entries.  It was great to see several new entrants this year, some of whom were winners or runners-up in their category. Thank you to everyone who took part.”

The winners of Melksham in Bloom 2017 are: Best Overall Garden, Bruce Petty. Large Front Garden, Bruce Petty. Small Front Garden, Arthur Ephgrave. Large Rear Garden, Mary Saunders and Mr & Mrs Jones. Small Rear Garden, David Walker. Best single tub/container (Domestic), Mr & Mrs Jones. Best single hanging basket (Domestic), Bruce Petty. Best Water Feature, Mrs Iris Fryer.

Best decorated site (Commercial), Jo Bayliss (Waitrose). Best single hanging basket/planter/ trough (Independent Trader), The Emporium. Best Window Display, Clarkies Hairdressers. Best decorated site (Pub/Hotel/ Restaurant/Cafe), The Tavern. Best hanging basket (Hotel/Restaurant/ Pub/Cafe), The Tavern.

Best Horticultural Display (School), Shaw School. Best Wildlife-Friendly Garden (School), Shaw School. Best decorated site (Residential Housing for over 60s), Wharf Court. Best hanging basket/trough/planter (Residential Housing for over 60s), Wharf Court. Best Street, Woodcombe. Best Allotment, Stu Wakeley.

To view the list of results, including runners-up, visit www.melkshamtown. co.uk/south-west-in-bloom