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Awards for Wisbech’s top gardeners

Winners at the Wisbech gardens awards presentations
Winners at the Wisbech gardens awards presentations

The Wisbech area’s top gardeners received their awards at a presentation event at Wisbech Institute on Thursday. Winners were – Large in town garden, sponsored by Tesco: Sheila Hamilton-Denvers of Lerowe Road . Small in town garden, also sponsored by Tesco: Louise Tombleson, of Sovereign Close. Large out of town garden, sponsored by Clifford Cross Auctions: Mrs Sylvia Plaice, Thurlands Drove, Upwell. Small out of town garden, also sponsored by Clifford Cross: David Chapman of Mill Road, Emneth. David also won the coveted Silver Spade for the best overall entry. The Fenland branch of St George’s Society presented their trophy to Ken and Marion Sherry, of Barton Road, Wisbech, for the best cottage/ wildlife garden. Cyril Roberson, of Friday Bridge, carried off trophies for best hanging basket and best container garden, sponsored by Doreen Eden. Mrs Eden also presented a trophy to Lily Plaice, of Upwell, for being a star young gardener. The Elgood’s Brewery award for the best pub front was won by The Wheel, Wisbech St Mary. Kevin Smith presented the Chamber of Commerce awards – to The Mogul Restaurant for the best retail front; to Gabriel Moravcik, of Octavia Mews, for the best in town residential front garden; and to St Raphael Club for the best non-residential entry. The Welcome Garden at the entrance to Chapel Road car park won the ‘Brightening up a drab corner award’ sponsored by the Octavia Hill Society. Certificates were presented to the National Trust, Street Pride and Wisbech Lions who have worked together on the project. The Wisbech in Bloom cup was presented to Fred Goodale and Sons nursery of Emneth. The Wisbech Society trophy for the person who has contributed the most to the success of Wisbech in Bloom in 2015 went to Brian Massingham, chairman of Wisbech in Bloom.

The award winners are pictured above. Photo: SUPPLIED

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