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Torrington in Bloom

Torrington in Bloom – Best Garden Prize Giving 2018

On 24 October, Torrington in Bloom held their Best Garden prize-giving event at the Torrington Arms. Cherry Hammon (Chair of TIB) made the following statement:-

The evening went extremely well, and I must thank Roger and his staff at the Torrington Arms for helping us get everything ready and ship-shape.. Thanks, too, for the wonderful selection of raffle prizes – we raised £118 altogether. I would also like to thank Ann Bacon for the delicious cakes and scones, and also for the floral bouquets presented to the Mayor, Jan Welch and Sarah Chesters. So, without further delay, here are the results of the competition:

Best display by a shop, retail or otherwise Dartington Crystal

Best display by a public house, club or B&B Conservative Club

Best display, no front garden, baskets, tubs Conservative Club

Best community group display Pannier Market shops and flowerbed

Best large garden Barry Sussex of 38 Dartington Fields

Best small garden Conservative Club 

Young Gardener of the year Arthur Drayton of 26a Town Park 

The Tony Welch award for ‘Best overall garden’ went to Barry Sussex. 










   Photographs courtesy of Cllr Keeley Allin

Congratulations to all of the winners and jolly well done to everyone who entered our competition.

South West in Bloom – 2018 results

Torrington in Bloom Association

Results of South West in Bloom, 4 October 2018


Great Torrington has been awarded yet another SILVER GILT award in the SW in Bloom competition recently.  This is the 7th year running we have achieved this very high standard and our consistency has been noted.  A number of previous judges were very keen to ‘lift’ us to Gold because we have put so much work into keeping Torrington looking good all year round.  The judges were particularly pleased with the way we are becoming more and more sustainable (by heading away from bedding and planting more perennials that don’t need quite so much attention and that are good for the environment and the creatures who live in it (including ourselves, of course!).

We also had wonderful news regarding our two entries into the new Business, Leisure & Tourism awards, in that both the Conservative Club and Dartington Crystal achieve GOLD which was well deserved and hearty congratulations to both.

Our “It’s Your Neighbourhood awards” also gained good grades:

1610 Swimming Pool – ‘Improving’

Secret Memorial Garden – ‘Advancing’

St Michael’s & All Angels Churchyard – ‘Advancing’

Tarka Valley Railway – ‘Advancing’

Dartington Crystal Planter, Trafalgar Drive – ‘Thriving’

Pannier Market Bed – ‘Advancing’

Rack Park, Grosvenor Church & Rosemoor Apprentices – ‘Advancing’

Congratulations to all of you who entered the It’s Your Neighbourhood project and thank you all very much for your hard work throughout the year, TIBA continues to do excellent work within the community and we have some great ideas forming for next year that will involve the town centre!