At the East Midlands In Bloom ceremony on Wednesday 14 September, a number of special awards were given in recognition of individuals’ outstanding achievements, in addition to Oakham’s overall Silver Gilt award.
Michael Young was awarded Bronze in the Frank Constable Award for best residential garden.
The Wheatsheaf and Lands’ End both received Gold for Best Hotel or Pub Garden and Best Retail/Commercial Premises, with Les Dalby receiving a Judge’s Award for the ‘immaculately maintained gardens’ at Lands’ End.
In the Best School Garden Award, Brooke Priory was awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
The awards were collected on behalf of the winners by the Oakham In Bloom committee and Mayor Adam Lowe at the East Midlands In Bloom ceremony, they were then awarded to the winners at the Oakham In Bloom AGM last week.
Hot on the heels of the town’s Silver Gilt award in the East Midlands In Bloom competition, Oakham In Bloom presented local awards to local residents and businesses at their AGM the evening.
The results for the 2015 awards are:
Best Front Garden
1st Joyce Lucas
2nd Mick Young
3rd Margaret Broughton
Best Secret Garden
1st Charlie Underwood
2nd Robert Strouts
3rd Alison Greaves
Best Business Premises
1st The Maltings led by Laura and Andy Cross of Dean’s Street Photography
2nd Lands End Europe Ltd
3rd The Old Wisteria Hotel
Best Licensed Premises
1st The Wheatsheaf
2nd The Lord Nelson
3rd The Whipper-In
Best Floral Display on Judging route
On Thursday 13 September Oakham In Bloom held its AGM and Local Awards Ceremony.
Every year the committee invite nominations for the best gardens and floral displays in Oakham – an opportunity to discover some hidden gems and to celebrate the efforts made by residents and businesses in keeping the town blooming, not just during the summer but all year round.
2012 winners are:
Best Front Garden (award donated by Rutland Horticultural Society)
Third Place – Mr & Mrs Cadman of Redland Road
Second Place – Mr & Mrs Sharpe of Cold Overton Road
First Place – Mrs June Mead of Redland Road
Best Secret Garden – small garden category (award donated by Bella’s)
Third Place – Mr & Mrs Bury
Second Place – Mr & Mrs Perril
First Place – Mr & Mrs Blackford
Best Secret Garden – large garden category (award donated by David Wilson Homes)
Third Place – Mr & Mrs Adams
Second Place – Mr & Mrs O’Brien
First Place – Mr T Gilbert
Best Business Premises (award donated by Rutland Chamber of Trade)
Third Place – Rutland Health & Beauty / The Beauty Shop
Second Place – Nature’s Dispensary
First Place – Oakham Oriental Rugs
Best Licensed Premises
Third Place – The Grainstore
Second Place – The Wheatsheaf
First Place – The Whipper-In
Best Floral Display on Judging Route (award donated by Lands End Direct Merchants)
Mrs Sylvia Hammond – Cricket Lawns
Each year, Oakham In Bloom’s Chairman chooses an individual to receive an award for their contribution to Oakham In Bloom projects.
This year, the award was given to Oliver Hemsley from Paint it or Plant It for the outstanding contribution that Oliver and all his staff at Paint It or Plant It gave to Oakham In Bloom in 2012.
At our annual AGM and awards ceremony last week many local residents and business owners joined us to find out who won the much sought-after local awards.
The winners are:
Best Front Garden Trophy presented by The Rutland Horticultural Society
Award Presented by Pat Simmonds
Third Place – Anna & Roy Foster – Noel Avenue
Second Place– Mr & Mrs Kennedy – Braunston Road
First Place – Lionel & Dot Francis – Mendip Road
Best Secret Garden – small garden Trophy presented by Tim Freeman
Award presented by Sara Forsyth High Sherriff
Third Place – Roland Meadows – Glen Drive
Second Place – Angela Betts – Redland Road
First Place – Charles & Joan Underwood – Westfield Avenue
Best Secret Garden – large garden Trophy presented by David Wilson Homes
Award presented by Lawrence Howard – Lord Lieutenant
Third Place – Pam & Trevor Barnet – Redland Road
Second Place – George & Joyce Burton – Cold Overton Road
First Place – Peter & Jacqueline Beanland – The Dell
Best Business Premises Trophy presented by Rutland Chamber of Trade.
Award presented by Ed Burrows MD Discover Rutland
Third Place – The Post Office – Market Place, Oakham
Second Place – The Maltings – Mill Street
First Place – L’Oliveto – Church Street
Best Public House Trophy presented by Barnsdale Hall & Country Club
Award presented by Mr Brian Naylor – President Lions Club of Rutland
Second Place – The Whipper-In
First Place – The Wheatsheaf
Best on Judging Route Trophy presented by Lands End Direct Merchants
Award presented by Sharon Spencer – Mayor of Oakham
Winner – Meadows World Travel
Chairman’s Award – a special award given by the Chairman to somebody who has made a significant contribution to Oakham in Bloom.
Presented by Mrs M Dodds & Sharon Spencer – Mayor of Oakham
Awarded to Mrs Teresa Thompson