Stanwix wins Silver Gilt at Britain in Bloom Awards 2018
We had a great evening at the Waterfront with 500 representatives of In Bloom Groups from the 4 nations representing large cities to villages.
Stanwix in Bloom. achieved a fantastic silver gilt award in the urban community section just pipped by Halesowen who also got a silver gilt to the winner of the urban.category . We beat the likes of Bankside in London, Evington in Leicester and Wolverton and Greenleys , much larger communities with greater resources.
We are absolutely thrilled for the community of Stanwix to achieve such a great result in our first entry in the Britain in Bloom Finals.
We received an amazing Gold for Community Participation and silver gilts for Horticultural Achievement and Environmental Responsibility sections of our Award.
The judges commented that “the community was spotlessly clean with an absolute minimum of weeds and litter ”
Stanwix School and Playgroup , Friends of Rickerby Park , Carr’s Group and Barn Close were singled out for praise
The latter , Barn Close Residential Home “was a credit to gardener David with the gardens presented to a high standard for the benefit of the residents.
The School and Playgroup were praised for their hanging baskets and planters and integrating gardening and art into their activities. Youngsters from the school were proudly displaying their artwork outside the nursery and primary schools.
They appreciated the 30+ hanging baskets provided by Stanwix in Bloom and commented on the consistently high standard of the front gardens of Knowe Road and Larch Drive , part of the judges route.as well as Eden Mount, Church St and Kells Place
Support and sponsorship from local business was also commented on as part of our gold award for community participation.
They praised a good relationship between the Friends of Rickerby Park and Carlisle City Council staff
There was also strong support from the commercial sector such as volunteers from ASDA and McDonalds as well as various community organisations, youth groups and individuals
Thank you from Stanwix Councillors to all sections of the Stanwix Community for the pride in their community now recognised by national RHS judges.