THE winners of this year’s Melksham in Bloom were recently celebrated at an awards ceremony.
Awards were presented to the winners by mayor cllr Jon Hubbard and deputy mayor cllr Colin Goodhind at a ceremony in September at the Assembly Hall.
This year’s overall best garden award went to couple Laura and Ian Harding.
Winner Laura said, “Ian and I were delighted to be announced overall winner of Melksham in Bloom 2021. It has been an unusual year, with the garden being about three weeks behind compared with 2020. We lost a number of favourite plants to the late frosts in April so had to replace them, growing some plants from seed for the second year running.
“Covid-19 restrictions on socialising resulted in our garden becoming a special place for our family to spend time together and get outside, whilst having to work and study from home.
“We have all been able to benefit from our shared efforts in building the garden four years ago. I think anyone lucky enough to have a garden during Covid has really appreciated the space and freedom to be outside in the last year.”
The town council says, “Thank you to the mayor and deputy mayor for presenting the awards, and thanks to Old Milestone Nursery for the sponsorship. We look forward to doing it all again next year!
Pictured above: The winners of Melksham in Bloom 2021 with deputy mayor cllr Colin Goodhind and mayor cllr Jon Hubbard.