Stony Stratford in Bloom has won the Thames and Chilterns Region Britain in Bloom Small Town Category Trophy for the third time in a row.
The judges said: “Stony Stratford is a beautiful market town that is going from strength to strength. The Bloom group reaches out to the whole community, and with such support it’s no surprise that the initiatives and ideas come to fruition.
“The sustainable displays show imagination and thoughtful planting and complement the bedding displays in the centre of the town. It is wonderful to see that the local heritage is being preserved with the Queen Eleanor Flowerbed and the interpretive boards throughout the town. The improvements to Galley Hill show vision and deserve recognition as they are helping to reach out to a new part of Stony Stratford.”
York House Community Gardens and the Galley Hill project both gained ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Certificates. Queen Eleanor School got a ‘Commended’ certificate. Judy Deveson, Chair of Stony Stratford in Bloom, was stunned and delighted to find that she had been awarded the Thames and Chilterns Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community this year.
The judges also singled out as ‘almost perfect’ the Four Seasons Garden on Calverton/Augustus Rd, designed by volunteer Mary Sarre, and praised the support of Blooming Marvellous Nurseries in helping to achieve the marvellous result.