Going for gold! The green fingered gardeners who have been awarded in the Wisbech in Bloom awards

Wisbech garden winners (PHOTO: Roger Rawson)

Wisbech garden winners (PHOTO: Roger Rawson) - Credit: Archant

Gloriously green spaces have been awarded in the Wisbech in Bloom garden competition awards.

The awards evening took place at the Wisbech Institute and included presentations to both local residents and businesses.

The large in town garden, sponsored by Tesco was won by Sheila Hamilton-Denvers of Lerowe Road and the small in town garden, was won by Louise Tombleson of Sovereign Close.

The large out of town garden, sponsored by Clifford Cross Auctions was won by Sylvia Plaice, of Thurlands Drove, Upwell.

The small out of town garden, also sponsored by Clifford Cross was won by David Chapman of Mill Road, Emneth. David also won the coveted silver spade award for the best overall entry.

The Fenland branch of St Georges Society presented their trophy to Ken and Marion Sherry of Barton Road, Wisbech for the best cottage or wildlife garden.

Cyril Roberson of Friday Bridge carried off both the trophies for best hanging basket and best container garden which is sponsored by Doreen Eden.

Most Read

Mrs Eden also presented a trophy to Lily Plaice of Upwell for being a star young gardener.

The Elgoods Brewery award for the best pub front was won by The Wheel at Wisbech St Mary.

Kevin Smith presented the Chamber of Commerce awards, the first of which was won by The Mogul Restaurant for the best retail front. The best in town residential front garden was won by Gabriel Moravcik of Octavia Mews and the best non residential award went to St Raphael Club.

The welcome garden at the entrance to Chapel Road car park was the winner of the brightening up a drab corner award which is sponsored by the Octavia Hill Society.

Certificates were presented to National Trust, Street Pride and Wisbech Lions who have worked together on the project.

The Wisbech in Bloom cup was presented to Fred Goodale and Sons Nursery of Emneth.

The Wisbech Society trophy for the person who has contributed the most to the success of Wisbech in Bloom in 2015 was awarded to Brian Massingham, Chairman of Wisbech in Bloom.