Our previous judges M Penton and G Morgan retired at the end of May after being with volunteers with Glastonbury in Bloom for over 6 years. We thank them for all their hard work over the years and helping the Glastonbury in Bloom Committee.
We were very lucky to find 2 new volunteers that were happy to take on the job as our new Glastonbury in Bloom Judges former head gardener of the Chalice Well, Ark Redwood and current Chalice Well head gardener, Dave Balian. They have enjoyed the competition very much that they have asked to do next year so, if you have a garden you are proud of then entry for 2024 applications will be available end of June 2024. It is free to enter and you will be invited to a presentation evening in October 2024 to find out the results.
We are excited announce the winners of Glastonbury in Bloom 2023. A huge congratulations to all of the below.
Best Wildlife Garden
Serena Roney -Dougal
Best Community Space
Beckery Island Oasis
Manor House Community Garden
Best Pub Garden
The Gauntlet (Richard Elford)
Best Front Garden
Best Rear Garden
Community Space – Manor House Community Garden
Community Space – Cavendish Lodge
Community Space – The Gauntlet
Wildlife Garden – Thalia Brown
Shop Front – Heart of the Tribe
Front Garden – Richard Squire
Front Garden – Jessie Henderson
Rear Garden – Hannah Newton
Rear Garden – Kim van Coels
Wildlife Garden – Manor House Community Garden
Rear Garden – Jane Gregory
Rear Garden – Susan Lupetti
Rear Garden – Helen Bennett
Container/Balcony – Claire Perrett
Community Space – The Monarch
Community Space – Hannah Newton
Front Garden – Julie & Chris O’Maley
Rear Garden – Julie & Chris O’Maley
Rear Garden – Fayre Greening
Special Awards Trophies were awarded to the below.
Manor House Road Community Garden
Just some of the pictures of this years entries.
Glastonbury in Bloom Poster Competition
St John’s Infant School, St Benedict’s School and Millfield School children have taken part in this year’s poster competition. The standard of the posters was outstanding and the judges this year found it difficult to choose a clear winner. After much debate the winners were as follows
Raised Beds for Happy Heads
With funding support from the Glastonbury in Bloom committee, pupils from St Ben’s school have established raised beds throughout the Glastonbury community with the aim of spreading a splash of colour and a little happiness. The school has a gardening club which is very popular with the students.