Melksham is a town that has a fantastic floral accomplishments, with widely appreciated flower displays in the town centre, the local Melksham In Bloom competition and now our entry into the regional South West in Bloom competition.
Melksham in Bloom 2017
Thank you to everyone that took part in the competition. Judging took place on Wednesday 5 July 2017 and the results are now in.
Best Large Front Garden: 1st Bruce Parry 2nd Mr & Mrs Galpin 3rd Pamela Holmes
Best Small Front Garden: 1st Arthur Ephgrave 2nd Mr & Mrs Sandford 3rd Peter Renshaw
Best Large Rear Garden: 1st JOINT Mary Saunders & Mr & Mrs Jones 2nd Bruce Petty 3rd JOINT Mr & Mrs Sandford & Keith Jefferies
Best Small Rear Garden: 1st David Walker 2nd JOINT Wendy Isaacs & Sylvia Booth 3rd Iris Fryer
Best Single Tub Container: 1st Mr & Mrs Jones 2nd JOINT Mr & Mrs Sandford & Nikki Rowe 3rd Keith Jefferies
Best Single Hanging Basket: 1st Bruce Petty 2nd Keith Jefferies 3rd Nikki Rowe
Best Water Feature: 1st Iris Fryer 2nd David Walker 3rd Mr & Mrs Sandford
Best Decorated Site: 1st Jo Bayliss (Waitrose) 2nd The Emporium 3rd D J Bewley Funeral Directors
Best Decorated Site (Hotel/Restaurant/Pub/Cafe): 1st The Tavern
Best Hanging Basket/Planter/Trough (Ind Trader): 1st The Emporium 2nd D J Bewley 3rd Littlebrook Centre (Beth Dark)
Best Shop Window Display using Flowers/Plants (artificial or real): 1st Clarkies Hairdressers 2nd D J Bewleys 3rd Bewley & Merrett
Best Hanging Basket/Planter/Trough (Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe/Pub): 1st The Tavern
Best Horticultural Display (Vegetable or floral): 1st Shaw Primary School
Best Wildlife Friendly Garden: 1st Shaw Primary School
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Best Decorated Site: 1st Wharf Court 2nd Frane Lea Park 3rd Thornbank
Best Hanging Basket/Trough/Planter: 1st Wharf Court 2nd Frane Lea Park 3rd Thornbank
Best Street: 1st Woodcombe 2nd Church Walk 3rd Mobile Home Park, Semington Road
Best Allotment: 1st Plot 9 Addison - Stu Wakeley 2nd Plot 31 Methuen - Graham Bright 3rd Plot 11 Addison - Mrs Pat Goodship
Best Overall Winner: Mr Bruce Petty
Winners and runners up have all been notified. A presentation ceremony will take place in September at the Assembly Hall, as part of the Melksham Gardeners’ Society’s Flower & Produce Show.
Melksham Open Gardens - Sunday 23rd July 2017
The Melksham Committee of The Children's Society organises an Open Gardens afternoon every July. In 2017 it will be the 18th time this event has taken place. It gives great pleasure to visitors who come from both Melksham and further afield, at the same time raising money for projects such as providing safe houses and access to help for the 100,000 children who run away from home each year. For more details get in touch with Lesley Windebank on email@example.com or click here for an entry form.
There is a committee of volunteers and Town Councillors who work all year round meking Melksham look great. As well as planting, tidying and cleaning up Melksham all year round, the committee also organises Melksham's entry into South West in Bloom. Melksham has won a Silver and three Silver Gilt awards and is on track for a gold award in 2017!
Volunteers are always welcome, for gardening, and tidying, but also administration, photography, writing and social media support.To get involved with plans for 2017 contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The South West in Bloom Group put the entry together and coordinate activities throughout the year, with the help of Melksham Town Council.
Judging Day will take place on Thursday 6th July this year. The visiting judges will be shown the work of the many volunteers, groups, businesses and council that takes place all year round to ensure that Melksham looks great. The judges look for cleanliness, quality of flowers throughout the town, and community involvement.
As well as walking around the town along a pre-arranged route, presentations will be given to the judges to show things that take place throughout the year.
Everyone works really hard to get the town looking its best, but it’s not just about judging day. The South West in Bloom group who get the entry ready want to make sure that Melksham is always looking lovely, so that more people can enjoy our town, spending more time and money here.
The group is always looking for local businesses, groups and individuals who would like to get involved and enjoy some great publicity by supporting the entry.