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
Our local gardening awards are back this year! It’s time to nominate your favourite residential and business floral displays in Oakham…
Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org, call Angie Humphreys on 01572 756120 or complete our nomination form, for the following categories:
– Best Front Garden (Residential)
– Best Secret Garden (Residential rear garden)
– Best Business Premises
– Best Licensed Premises
There will also be ‘Best Floral Display on the Judging Route’ and a Chairman’s Award for an Individual’s Contribution to Oakham In Bloom.
Judging will take place in the first two weeks of August, so please spread the word and get those nominations rolling in!
Winners will be announced and the prizes presented at our AGM in September.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM and local awards at The Victoria Hall in Oakham tonight… here’s a list of our winners!
Best Front Garden:
1st – Christine Weston
2nd – Margaret Broughton
3rd – Mr & Mrs Gee
Highly Commended – Dave Blanksby
Best Business Premises:
1st – Thomas Hairdresser, The Maltings
2nd – Savvi Travel
3rd – Crown Walk Care Home
Highly Commended – Catmose College
Best Licensed Premises:
1st – The Wheatsheaf
2nd – The Whipper-In
3rd – The Lord Nelson
Best Floral Display on the Judging Route was awarded to The Maltings.
The Chairman’s Award was split between Teresa Thompson, Chris Morten and Derek Bilby for their commitment and achievements as Oakham In Bloom committee members.
Thanks to everyone who makes Oakham such a lovely place – especially our volunteers, residents and businesses who support Oakham In Bloom’s projects.
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.
Is there a local garden that inspires you? A pretty front garden that makes you smile on your way to work?
Oakham In Bloom are looking for nominations for their annual local garden awards, from the smallest shop frontage to the larger secret home gardens.
We’d like residents and visitors to nominate their favourites in the Best Secret Garden and Best Front Garden categories – if you know of a neighbour or friend who takes great pride in their garden please let us know by emailing email@example.com with their name, address and contact details (or your contact details so we can get in touch to judge), or contact Maureen Dodds on 01572 723434. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the details – just a street address is fine!
In addition to the best private gardens their are also categories for local businesses: Best Licensed Premises and Best Business Premises – all businesses in Oakham are judged, but we’d love to hear from you if you have a particular favourite!
On 12 July, the East Midlands In Bloom judges are invited to choose their favourite display on the judging route.
Oakham In Bloom’s Awards are held every September and nominees are all invited to attend, with winners announced on the night and trophies and certificates presented.