Sudbury in Bloom members have been determined to brighten up Sudbury town centre this year, despite Covid-19 restrictions.
Volunteers lone-worked throughout lockdown maintaining and planting up gardens all over town.
After the lockdown plantsman Mark Mason organised and led small teams of volunteers to tackle the larger projects that needed extra hands, as featured on our Facebook page.
The Pride of Sudbury competition also went ahead in a reduced form, to celebrate the floral skills of our residents.
Residents were asked to upload photographs of their floral displays and containers onto our website over a period of four months, closing at the end of August.
This year judging was completed internally with winners being notified by phone and receiving their certificate and prizes by post unlike previous years when judges visited gardens and a presentation evening was held at the Town Hall.
Please provide your own drumroll for this year’s winners:
Best Front Garden – Fred Godding (pictured)
Best Back Garden – Rebecca Preswick
Best Container, Basket or Pot – Lyn Richer
Best Eco Garden – Jill Fisher
Best Home Veggie Plot – Colin Ridley
Congratulations to all our winners, and well done to everyone who took part.
Next year we will be expanding our Pride of Sudbury Residents’ Competition to include all districts of Sudbury.
We also hope 2021 will see the return of the Anglia in Bloom competition, and that restrictions will lift enough to allow us to organise fundraising plant sales.
Other plans on the horizon for Sudbury in Bloom are to replace a number of tower planters around the Belle Vue roundabout.
If you would like to get involved with Sudbury in Bloom either through volunteering or sponsorship please get in touch on 07957 817165 or fill in a form.