Flowers were in profusion when the Mayor of Ferndown, Cllr Mike Parkes made award winning presentations last night (25 September) to green fingered residents of Ferndown who created beautiful gardens in this year’s In Bloom competition.
The evening was hosted by the main, long term sponsors of the competition, Haskins Garden Centres, who had put up £800 worth of prizes this year in celebration of their 20th anniversary of the opening of the centre at Longham.
Chairman of the In Bloom committee, Jean Read, thanked them for their generosity before announcing the winners.
As well as gardens, the competition included business premises, best schools project, tallest sunflowers and Ferndown garden photography.
mags4dorset sponsored the business award, which was carried off by the Ferndown Branch of the Royal British Legion for their garden of remembrance. They received a prize of a half page business profile in 4Dorset magazine. The tallest sunflower, also sponsored by mags4dorset was won by Martin Dunn, who couldn’t be at the presentation. His giant flower measured 3.45m.
After the presentations, the mayor said, “Ferndown looks fantastic and some of the pride that goes into our flowers and our town is terrific.” He encouraged everyone to keep up the good work “and keep our town looking bright.”