Eighth gold medal for Portishead in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 11:55 12 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:11 12 October 2015

Portishead in Bloom's gold prize win.

Portishead in Bloom's gold prize win.

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Portishead in Bloom has won a gold award for its excellent work in making the town look beautiful.

Portishead in Bloom volunteers working at Rodmore Gardens, Portishead Lake Grounds.Portishead in Bloom volunteers working at Rodmore Gardens, Portishead Lake Grounds.

Floral displays have been planted and maintained by the voluntary group throughout Portishead, from the town centre to its roundabouts.

Portishead in Bloom works alongside contractor Glendale to make sure the flowerbeds are well kept.

Judges from South West in Bloom visited the town in July and were impressed enough to hand Portishead in Bloom an eighth gold medal.

Volunteer Sandy Tebbutt said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive our eighth gold medal for the South West in Bloom competition and to also win the St Bridget cup which meant we were top of our category.

Portishead in Bloom volunteers working at Rodmore Gardens, Portishead Lake Grounds.Portishead in Bloom volunteers working at Rodmore Gardens, Portishead Lake Grounds.

“We were also amazed to win the new Art In Landscape trophy which is an accolade to all those artists who were involved in Portishead’s sculpture trail. The judges were impressed by the decorated wall at the town garden which was painted by the staff of the Tinca Gallery together with local children.

“The judges were also impressed with Portbury Nature Reserve, the Esplanade Meadow area near The Lido, Transition Portishead and all those people who came out to support us on our judging day in July.

“Our hard working core group of 10 people meet once a month to plan our work around the town which is always productive but enjoyable at the same time. Collectively, we give up many hours of our time to keep Portishead looking good all year round.

“We couldn’t manage without our Friends group who come out to help on work parties, bucket collection days and our open gardens weekend. Thank you to those wonderful people.”


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