Crewkerne in Bloom sends grateful thanks to David James from Marshall-James Garden Developments for his time and enthusiasm in judging this annual competition.
The criteria were: Impact, originality & design; Variety & use of plants and colour combinations; Condition, care & sustainability
Here are the winning gardens and judge’s comments:
Front Garden: Winner - Tudor Cottage, 1 Pulmans Lane
This informal cottage garden is delightfully designed to suit the type and age of the house. Stone edgings cleverly complement its stone façade and plants of different heights create an impression of greater garden size. There’s a good colour mix of traditional flowers and foliage and everything is beautifully tidy and maintained to a high standard.
Highly Commended – 22 Henley View
Back Garden: Winner - Lower Tithe Barn, Barn Street
A superbly maintained garden, evidently much loved. A good balance of colours from flowers and foliage frames the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside creating harmony and tranquility. The lower borders are full of colour even though their position is challenging to maintain. The impact of how they link together is best seen from the seat at the top of the garden.
Highly Commended – The Retreat, Pulmans Lane
Community Garden: Severalls War Memorial Community Gardens
The volunteers must be commended for the maintenance and use of donated plants to create the lovely mix of trees and shrubs for this tranquil oasis. It is pleasing that children are involved. Raised beds with aromatic plants are notable and areas to attract wildlife are very interesting. Disability access is good and the whole garden is a safe haven for all ages to enjoy.