28th September, 2015
Residents from nine ExtraCare Schemes and Villages visited Beacon Park Retirement Village in Lichfield for the first 2015 Garden in Bloom event.
They were Berryhill Village, Brunswick Gardens, Camoys Court, Lark Hill Village, Reeve Court Village, Ryfields Village, School Court, Seagrave Court and St Dominic's Court.
Each year, ExtraCare holds the gardening competition, judged by expert Howard Drury. Howard visits all ExtraCare Villages and Schemes as part of the competition and he presented awards for the regional winners at the event.
The first, second and third awards for the best pot plant went to Elaine Kirby from Brunswick Gardens who also came first in the famous gnomes section and was joint third with Kath Morgan-Cresswell in the best seed tray section.
First in that section was the Garden Group from Camoys Court, and second were Sue Roden and Kath Dexter from Lark Hill Village.
The decorated fruit and veg awards went to first the Locksmith Group from School Court, second Kath Morgan-Cresswell from Brunswick Gardens and third Audrey Walker and Ann Rodgers from Beacon Park.
Grahame Tolley, the Garden Captain at St Dominic's Court, won the floral arrangement in footwear section and volunteer Molly Astbury from School Court was second with Betty Corner from Seagrave Court third.
The Locksmith Group from School Court came second and third in the famous gnomes section.
Morning activity results were: first, Brunswick Gardens; second Beacon Park; third Camoys Court.
The Regional Village award went to Lark Hill Village and the Regional Scheme award went to St Dominic's. The Howard Drury award went to St Dominic's and Beacon Park.
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