Front Gardens in Bloom 2017 – Winners and Runners Up
On 22nd June there were difficult decisions for our guest judges, District Cllr Sue Le Chevalier and Ray Sedgewick of the Kent Federation of Horticulturalist Societies. They had a ‘short’ list of 29 beautiful front gardens in Ringwould and Kingsdown of very differing styles to judge on a busy morning that finished with a short thunderstorm! Six parish councillors had previously walked all the residential roads of the parish in early June to come up with the ‘short’ list of 29 and all of the councillors wish to thank and congratulate all of the gardeners of our community on so very, very many vibrant, attractive gardens that bring pleasure to other residents and to visitors from far and wide.
The two guest judges both agreed independently on which six gardens were the winners. The prizes were awarded at a very pleasant evening on 10th July. The Parish Council also wishes to thank Ringwould Alpines for kindly for supporting this event and providing discounted prize vouchers.
The prize for the Ringwould Best Front Garden was awarded to Mrs Sims, Back Street.
The prize for the Kingsdown Best Front Garden was awarded to Mrs Baker, Cliffe Rd.
The four runners up were: P.A. Thacker of The Rise, Kingsdown Resident Name requested to be withheld, Queensdown Rd, Kingsdown Resident Name requested to be withheld , Kingsdown Hill and Mr & Mrs Godden, Cliffe Road.
Congratulations to all Prize Winners and Runners Up!