Heart of England in Bloom Regional Awards - For Britain in Bloom 2004
Royal Spa Centre, Royal Leamington Spa
Before the ceremony, we looked round the bloom exhibition
Then...the awards were announced
Large Town Category
Royal Leamington Spa...Silver Gilt
Stratford Upon Avon...Gold
And the overall winner in the Large town category is............
With much pride and a tear in his eye, the Mayor accepts the award from Sir William Lawrence OBE, Chairman Heart of England Tourism, on behalf of Diana Raphael and the Evesham in Bloom Committee
The judges Commented:-
The judges of the Heart of England in Bloom received a warm and a colourful welcome to Evesham in the idyllic setting of Hampton Ferry. The well presented itinerary and organised tour were an asset to the visit. The majestic River Avon and wonderful Abbey Park are two delightful jewels in the Evesham Crown, and the staff and students of the Vale of Evesham School were real stars.
The judges were particularly impressed by:-
The Almonry, in particular the Floral Clock - The Old Red Horse Public House - Riverside Shopping Centre and their choice of Hanging Baskets - The Landing Stage at Abbey Park - The Vale Industrial Park - The Evesham Floral Art Herbaceous Bed in Abbey Park - The Wet Garden in Abbey Park - Eoves Wood as shown in the Portfolio - The Waterside Wild Flower Garden - The Vale of Evesham School and in particular their Team Enterprise Scheme - The Skateboard area in Abbey Park - The cleanliness of both the Riverside Shopping Area and Abbey Park - The Overall level of sponsorship within the town
The judges further commented:-
We suggest that for future judging tours, an increase in public awareness would be advantageous. Evesham has much to shout about.
And then to a celebratory lunch, with all the other entrants, at Jepherson Garden's, Restaurant in the Park, Royal Leamington Spa
The award which states...
Diana Raphael, your drive and enthusiasm has won this award for Evesham. Well done and thank you very much, from the people of Evesham.
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