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Torrington in Bloom Association

Results of South West in Bloom, 5 October 2017


Best Garden Competition 11 October 2017


What a fantastic set of results for Torrington at the South West in Bloom Regional Finals day, held in Torquay on the 5 October; the town was awarded another Silver-Gilt certificate which means we are maintaining our standards to a very high degree.  Not only that, but two of our It’s Your Neighbourhood groups received the highest accolade within the category, which was Outstanding for the Secret Memorial Garden and for the S&G flowerbed (cared for by Torrington Horticultural Society).  Our third It’s Your Neighbourhood award was an Establishing given to the Tarka Valley Railway group for the work they have done restoring the old coal dock area – this is quite a new part of the whole area and can only improve year on year.

We are absolutely thrilled with these awards because they are fully deserved considering the amount of hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining such high standards.

Next year, we would like to see further community involvement (It’s Your Neighbourhood groups), particularly with younger people and this is something we shall be promoting in the near future.

Now for the results of the Best Garden competition.  Yet again, this was a hotly contested competition, with occasionally only one or two points separating the overall winner from the nearest rival!  Sarah Chesters spent some time contemplating each category and awarding points – it wasn’t easy!  Anyway, without further ado, here are the winners:

Best display by shop, etc                             Dartington Crystal                                                       

Best Public House, Club, etc                       Torrington Conservative Club

Best House no front garden                         88 New Street

Best Community group                                1 & 3 Stoneman’s Lane

Best Large Garden                                      88 New Street

Best Small Garden                                      88 New Street

Young Gardener of the Year                        11 Greenbank Close (Jaxon Jake Wilton)

Tony Welch award - Best Overall entry       88 New Street (Adam Buckeridge) 

Well done everybody and thank you for helping Torrington retain Silver-Gilt status.

Cherry Hammon, Chair

Torrington in Bloom 

Tel: 01805 625788


Best Display by Shop - Dartington Crystal:


Best Public House/Club - Conservative Club:


Best House No Front Garden - 88 New Street:


 Best Community Group - 1 & 3 Stoneman's Lane:


Best Large Garden - 88 New Street:


Best Small Garden - 88 New Street:


Young Gardener of the Year - 11 Greenbank Close:


Best Overall Entry - 88 New Street: