Judges in town tour of displays

PUBLISHED: 16:21 26 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

SATURDAY, JULY 26: MONTHS of planning and hard work by the Budleigh Salterton in Bloom committee came to a head this week when the South West in Bloom judges descended on the town. Bloom judges Michael Foy, who visited the town in 2007, and guest judge, Lesley Jellyman, sp

MONTHS of planning and hard work by the Budleigh Salterton in Bloom committee came to a head this week when the South West in Bloom judges descended on the town.Bloom judges Michael Foy, who visited the town in 2007, and guest judge, Lesley Jellyman, spent around three hours with the Budleigh in Bloom Committee being shown around the town's floral displays.While in the town the judges were taken to see green-fingered efforts in Westfield Terrace, the new garden outside the Station Road public library, the vibrant floral displays on The Green, a side garden in Norman Crescent and the allotments in Greenway Lane. At the environmental garden and pond at St Peter's Primary School, the judges met parent Tessa Stone, who has been instrumental in showing the children aspects of nature and the world they live in. Total Eden garden centre, the Exmouth recycling centre and East Devon Golf Club all counted as part of Budleigh's 2008 entry. A wild flower meadow experiment being run by Otter Valley Association in Jubilee Field, the wall baskets of flowers at Budleigh Salterton Hospital, the Digger Rogers boat at the entrance to the town and the Otter Estuary were all included in this year's route.The Budleigh in Bloom committee has released the results of the 2008 annual garden competition organised by Yvonne Gilbert and Margaret Alexander, and judged by Tracy Sampson from The Garden Shop, with Bob Wiltshire:Small Front Garden1, Mr & Mrs Sykes; 2, Jan Pratt; 3, Joint,Ms B Theisen/Ms D Rendell, Mr Brindle.Small Back Garden1, Mrs Alabaster; 2, Mollie Abbots; 3, Mr Brindle.Medium Garden1, Beryl Schmidt Rieche; 2, Joint, Faith Nex/Helen Birlwistle.Large Garden1, Peter and Rosemary Fletcher; 2, Joint, Jennifer Chapel-Jones, Alison Maddaford.Paved Garden1, Mr and Mrs Shackleton; 2, Mr and Mrs Shackleton; 3, Ms B Theisen/Ms D Rendell.Vegetable Garden1, Mr & Mrs Potter; 2. Mr and Mrs Fletcher; 3, Alison Maddaford.Hanging Basket1, Molly Abbotts; 2, Joint, Budleigh Hospital/Mr Brindle.Containers1, Mr Brindle; 2, Pauline Swannell; 3, Budleigh Hospital.Communal Gardens1, Palmer Court; 2, Jennefer Slater; 3, Joint, Rosemullion/Fairlynch Museum.Community EntryCommended - Olive Bedford for Armytage Road.Business Winners1, Salterton Arms; 2, King William Pub; 3, The Feathers.1, DKN Hair Dresser; 2, Handmade; 3, Coles Butchers.Photographs of 'Town in Bloom'1, William Barwick; 2, Maureen Barwick; 3, Maureen Barwick.Ms D Rendell was highly commended.

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