Friday, 16 October 2015

Fairlynch Blooms win 2015 Award

Fairlynch has been awarded 1st prize in the Community Gardens category of the 2015 Budleigh in Bloom competition. The Museum’s volunteer gardeners are feeling pleased that they are certain to have contributed to the town’s success at regional level.

In the South West in Bloom competition Budleigh Salterton won a Gold Award and the Ayre Cup for being the best in its category of a small coastal town with a population of under 10,000.  

Fairlynch Chairman Trevor Waddington congratulated the team of gardeners – Odile Cook, Ann Hurt, Sylvia Merkel and Lynn Weeks – who work together to make the Museum garden such a magnificent spectacle.  “We know that the garden looks great, but it's nice to have this officially recognised by the experts!” he said.

South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that make up RHS Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe.  

The aim of the communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.

RHS Britain in Bloom judges tour the UK and in Budleigh were entertained to a cream and cake tea by Fairlynch.  

For the full list of winners in the regional category see

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