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Seren in Bloom awards a blooming success

Over 50 Seren residents descended on Lysachts Institute, Newport for the Group’s 19th annual gardening awards, to celebrate our talented green fingered residents.

Formerly known as Charter in Bloom, the hugely popular awards have been rebranded, are bigger and better than ever, and are now open to all residents across the Group and not just Charter residents.

The judging panel consisted of Frances Hope, Loftus Garden Village Head Gardner and Charter tenant board member and keen gardener Lynda Rawlings.

Frances said ‘It took us two days of solid judging and was absolutely exhausting, but so rewarding.  To see the effort and creativity displayed was quite something. I have previously judged for Newport and Usk in Bloom competitions, and used both competitions as a yardstick for Seren in Bloom.  A huge congratulations to all the winners”

The rollcall of winners are:

Roy Morris Shield for Overall Winner    –    Mary Edwards

Best Courtyard  –   Mr & Mrs Stockwell

Best Community Garden –  Cwrt Twyncarn

Best Newcomer   –  Mrs Thomas

Young and Green-fingered –   The young heart’s project, Pill

Best Back Garden   –   Mr Robert Hill

Best Front Garden  –  Mr Carpenter & Ms Windsor

Best Container   –  Lynda Hales

Best Kitchen Garden  – Mrs Mary Edwards


Thanks must also go to our sponsors for their generous prizes and supporting our awards:

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Steve Ambler & Sons Tree Surgeons, Gerald Davies Engineering,  Morris Grounds Maintenance,  National  Botanical Gardens of Wales and to Lysachts Institute for providing the venue and refreshments free of charge.

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