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Newquay´s garden greats honoured

By Beth Perry 9th August 2017

Newquay´s garden greats honoured
Newquay in Bloom stalwarts have been impressed by the floral displays

THE best gardens and floral features in Newquay have been revealed after the Newquay in Bloom judges announced this year’s winners.

The Newquay in Bloom Committee spent a wet June day judging the entries and, after a few hard choices, made their final decisions.

Lesley Friel, NIBP secretary, said: “The Newquay in Bloom Committee are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Gardens Competition.

“The lovely gardens, floral displays and hanging baskets cheered our judges who thoroughly enjoyed their difficult task on what was a very wet June day.”

In the commercial categories, the Best Hotel and Guest House was deemed to be The Griffin Inn, with Sea Shells Guest House in second and the Great Western Hotel in third.
The Griffin was also chosen as the winner of the Public Houses category with The Falcon Inn in second and the Great Western Hotel and Pub in third.

The best in Restaurants and Tea Gardens was St Mawgan Stores, with second being awarded to Hevlas Tea Gardens in Crantock and third going to The Griffin Inn.

Hevlas Tea Gardens came first in Retail and Business Premises, second went to Rockhoppers Childminders and the Gannel Filling Station was third.

Trencreek Tourist Park was awarded first place in the Tourist Parks and Campsites category and in joint second place were Monkey Tree Holiday Park and Sun Haven Valley Holiday Park.

In the Activity and Leisure Parks category, Newquay Zoo was chosen as the winner with Trenance Mini Golf in second place.

For the Residential Homes category, Chymedden Retirement Flats took first place with Penhaven Court in second and Clovelly House in third.

The final commercial category for Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes and Containers went to The Griffin Inn with Gnome World in second and joint third between St Mawgan Post Office and the Lanherne.

Newquay Zoo and Newquay Salvation Army Citadel were highly commended.

In the private garden categories, Gloria Holm was awarded first place in the Beautiful Garden award with Tony Nightingale in second and Charlotte Hobkinson in third.

The Best Front Garden was deemed to belong to Terry Leedham with Samantha Hartwell-Green in second.

Rachel Jenkins won first place in the Back Garden category with Anne-Marie Gee in second place.
The Cottage Style Garden category saw Andrew Nicholls taking first place and Rose Knowlson in second.

Ian and Margaret Millar held onto their title of best Courtyard Garden , Denise Marshall placed second and Terry Leedham was awarded third place.

Anne-Marie Gee was awarded first place in the Vegetable Garden category and Carol Clogg placed second.

The Allotment category winner was Les Champion and in joint second place were Andrew Champion and Linda Willoughby.

The best Hanging Baskets were deemed to belong to Samantha Hartwell-Green with Rachel Jenkin in second place and Carol Clogg in third.

The Window Boxes and Containers category was also won by Samantha Hartwell-Green with Andrew Nicholls placing second.

Rachel Jenkins won the Garden Pond or Stream category with Rose Knowlson placing second, and the Wildlife Garden category was won by Gloria Holm with Rose Knowlson placing second and Andrew Nicholls in third.

Lesley added: “The awards and trophies will be awarded at our Presentation Evening on Wednesday, October 11, starting at 6.30pm in St Michael’s Church. 

“We do hope as many of our winners as possible will be able to attend to collect their awards which this year will be presented by Gordon Seabright, director of The Eden Project. The evening will include a slide show of this year’s winning entries, a raffle and free refreshments.”

By Beth Perry 9th August 2017

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