In July of this year Buckfastleigh and Buckfast were judged in the RHS Britain in Bloom competitions, and at the presentations at Yeovil last week the results were announced.
The huge success of those entering was a great reflection of all the hard work by individuals in the community and the ability to come together to make the town into something special. All the categories are judged on three criteria – Gardening, Environment and Community – and the judges were most impressed with the way all areas embraced these categories.
All entrants should be congratulated on their superb efforts and a special mention should be given to the British Legion entry: A first-time entry it had the spectacular achievement of coming straight in to win an outstanding award.
The results were: –
It’s Your Neighbourhood (individual areas maintained by the community)
Level 4 Thriving
St. Luke’s Church Harding Court Duckspond Garden
Level 5 Outstanding
Buckfastleigh British Legion Wild Space Garden Victoria Park
Barn Park Play Area South Devon Railway Buckfast Abbey
Millennium Orchard Fore Street Buckfastleigh Primary School
Leisure and commercial
Salmon’s Leap The Kings Arms
Pennant – Town/Small City South
Gold Winner of the category
City of Bath cup for landscaping