Published: Tuesday, 19th October 2021
In Bloom was bigger than ever this year and Sevenoaks District Council and Coolings Garden Centre had a tough time choosing the winners.
There were eleven categories ranging from front gardens, back gardens, allotments, pollinators and more.
Almost eighty residents and businesses entered the competition and last week, the winners were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Bat and Ball Community Centre.
Sevenoaks District Council Chairman and In Bloom judge, Cllr Diana Esler, says: “We had such a good time visiting all the beautiful gardens across the District and we’d like to thank all entrants. There were some fine examples of eco-friendly gardens and gardens that brightened up the District.
“The standard this year was particularly high, making the judging especially challenging. With that in mind, I would like to congratulate not just the winners, but everyone else who took part too.”
Best Front Garden – David Lewis from Swanley
Best Back Garden - Bennet and Suzanne Smith from Sevenoaks and Mr and Mrs Gilbert from Swanley
Best planted container - Steve Pringle from Swanley
Best Allotment - Frances Fish from Seal
Best Commercial Garden - The Chequers Public House, Crockenhill
Best Commercial Planted Container - The Chequers Public House, Crockenhill
Best Community Environmental Project - Anthony Roper Primary School, Eynsford
Best Community Ornamental Project - Philip Greenwood for the communal area at Harnett Close, Crockenhill
Swanley Best Pollinators Garden - David Lewis
Sevenoaks Town Best Pollinators Garden - Ly Trong
Edenbridge Town Best Pollinators Garden - Penny & Peter Brook
For more information visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/inbloom