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Green fingered gardeners scoop gongs

Published Monday, 12 November 2012

Talented gardeners have been recognised for their flower power at this year's Enfield in Bloom Awards.

Green fingered gardeners scoop gongs

Seventy five individuals, businesses and open spaces scooped gold, silver or bronze awards at the presentation evening on Thursday 8 November at the Royal Chace Hotel . Gold, Silver and  Bronze winners received a certificate, wall plaque and garden centre vouchers all sponsored by Local Companies, Enfield In Bloom Committee and the Council.  Awards were presented by The Mayor and Sponsors

Gold award winners included the Wildlife Animal Sanctuary (Exceptional Horticultural Contribution), Broadway Traders (Flowerbed or street), Savvas Kaccouris ( All Year Round Garden ) Victoria Goodson-Piper-Khan (Environmental Wildlife) and Derek Fletcher (Front Garden Large).

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Our Enfield in Bloom entrants have once again helped to transform our beautiful borough into a riot of colour and helped cement our reputation as one of the greenest and most pleasant places in London .

"We are incredibly proud of the work all our entrants have put into this year's competition and the level of skill and vision involved in some of the displays is frankly astonishing, The way all our entrants have risen to the challenge of transforming their gardens, open spaces and businesses into fabulous garden displays is inspirational and I hope we can maintain and improve upon the standard again next year."

Derek Fletcher said: "I've done quite well with this garden, its hard work but its very rewarding. We have people coming round and looking at the garden and saying how lovely it is which is nice, but it is also good to have some official recognition for your hard work and its nice to get a bit of fresh air while you're out in the garden."

Enfield In Bloom was awarded the Wakefield Cup at the London Garden Society Awards last month at the Guild Hall for the most points received in classes entered from one borough. All the Enfield entries were submitted by Enfield Council, which oversees the Enfield in Bloom project.

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