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Torrington in Bloom - 2016 Results

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Britain in Bloom – the Results

No-one can criticise us for being inconsistent!  At the Britain in Bloom results day at Taunton County Cricket Club, Great Torrington achieved Silver-Gilt again which was a very good result.  We were hoping to get a Gold this year because we had completed all our tasks we had listed but the judges on the day thought otherwise. 

There were also some It’s Your Neighbourhood awards for community groups, namely the Dartington Fields Residents’ Association, Tarka Valley Railway, First Torrington Rainbows and the Secret Memorial Garden, so well done and let’s see the good work continuing.

Particular praise was given to the cleanliness and tidiness of the town centre, the Conservative Club gardens, the new planters outside Sydney House and the sustainable planting of the flowerbeds at the entrance to the car park.  RHS Garden Rosemoor was praised for its community allotment scheme and our community gardening groups, such as the potato competition, best garden competition and the Rainbows.

We should feel some pride in our little town at our consistency and a big thank you to all of you who have supported Torrington in Bloom over the past year.


Torrington in Bloom  - Best Garden Awards

The Best Garden Awards competition was very closely fought again this year and as Chair of Torrington in Bloom, Cherry Hammon had to make an ‘executive decision’ because one group was tied for first place!  

Category 1 "Best Display Business/Shop" - Conservative Club

Category 2 "Best Display Public House/Club/Restaurant" - Conservative Club

Category 3 "Best Display No Front Garden" - Tarka Outdoor Pursuits

Category 4 "Best Display Group 3+ Properties" - Kitchener’s Row

Category 5 "Best Large Garden" - 88 New Street

Category 6 "Best Small Garden/courtyard/balcony" - Conservative Club 

Category 7 "Best Display Public Area" - Pannier Market (Vicarage Nursery)

Category 8 "Best Display Youth Group/Young Person under 18yrs" - 3rd Torrington Brownies

The Tony Welch Trophy for the "Best display from all categories" - 88 New Street 

These are excellent results again, with two new entries winning their respective categories, namely Tarka Outdoor Pursuits and 88 New Street.   Some lovely gardens and displays were seen on the day, keep up the good work – Torrington looks all the better for it!


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