South and South East in Bloom results revealed

PUBLISHED: 17:04 29 November 2010 | UPDATED: 16:15 20 February 2013

South and South East in Bloom 2009

South and South East in Bloom 2009

Green fingered enthusiasts throughtout Sussex are celebrating after scooping top prizes at the South and South East in Bloom awards. The full list of winners are revealed here...

Gardening enthusiasts from Cranbrook in Bloom are celebrating after receiving a silver gilt award and winning the best small town category in the South & South East in Bloom contest, sponsored and supported by Southern Water.

Nearly 400 guests attended a prestigious awards ceremony at The Grand in Brighton and to mark their success, representatives from Cranbrook in Bloom were presented with an engraved glass trophy by Sussex Life editor, Jonathan Keeble.

This year was the most popular South & South East in Bloom ever with more than 200 entrants across 15 different categories including towns, villages, parks and neighbourhoods. There were also a number of other discretionary awards (see full list of winners below).

South & South East in Bloom is one of 18 regions in the UK which encourages communities of all sizes to make positive and lasting sustainable improvements to their local environments. Southern Water's support and sponsorship has enabled the competition to quadruple in size since 2002, not only enhancing local communities but also encouraging us all to avoid wasting water.

Jill Williamson and Joyce Gutkowska from Cranbrook in Bloom picked up the award, and Joyce said: "It's a glorious surprise and we're totally shocked."

Chairman of South & South East in Bloom, Peter Holman, said: "It's been a fantastic year and we're delighted that once again Southern Water has sponsored the event. The competition is all about gardening and horticulture, making areas look attractive and communities pulling together, as well as promoting the need to care for the environment and sustainability. I'd like to congratulate everyone who makes a contribution to making the South & South East a great place to live, work and visit."

Andy Shaddick, Public Affairs Manager at Southern Water, said: "This competition is a great example of people taking care of their environment and using water wisely. As ever, we've seen some outstanding entries from dedicated individuals and groups, and thanks to their hard work, we've got some wonderful places to visit across the counties."

The contest welcomes entries from East and West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, The Isle of Wight, East & North Dorset and East Wiltshire. Entrants were awarded bronze, silver, silver gilt or gold awards, with an overall winner chosen from each category. Marks were awarded according to a number of criteria, including how efficient the entrants were with water and other natural resources.

South & South East in Bloom Results 2009

Champion of Champions

Doddington in Bloom (Village)- Bronze

Chichester in Bloom (Large Town) - Silver

Hartfield (Small Village) - Silver Gilt

Limpsfield in Bloom (Large Village) - Gold

Rustington in Bloom (Town) - Gold & Category Winner

South East Entries

Small City

Horsham in Bloom - Gold

Crawley - Gold & Category Winner

Large Town (Judged across both regions)

East Grinstead in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Hailsham - Silver Gilt

Sittingbourne in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Littlehampton in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

City Centre (Judged across both regions)

Chichester in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Town (Judged across both regions)

Newhaven - Silver

Town Centre

Banstead Town Centre - Certificate

Redhill Town Centre - Certificate

Gravesend Town Centre - Silver

Horley Town Centre - Silver

Reigate Town Centre - Silver

Farnham in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Crawley Town Centre - Gold & Category Winner

Small Town

Arundel in Bloom - Silver

Forest Row in Bloom - Silver

Hersham in Bloom - Silver

Battle Town - Silver Gilt

Claygate in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Cranbrook in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Coastal over 12001 (Judged across both regions)

Bexhill in Bloom - Silver

Bognor in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Herne Bay- Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Urban Community (Judged across both regions)

Ash Parish Council - Silver

Hampden Park in Bloom - Silver

Kemptown in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Aldwick in Bloom - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Large Village

Five Oak Green - Silver

Westcott in Bloom - Silver

Bletchingley in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Eynsford in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Tatsfield - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Small Village

Coldred - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Neighbourhoods 0-300

Friends of Goffs Park, Crawley - Improvement

Wadhurst Close Eco Garden, Hampden Park - Improvement

Adur View Retirement Housing, Upper Beeding -Merit

Essex Mews, Essex Place, Newhaven -Merit

Newhaven Heights, Newhaven - Merit

Norfolk Gardens (East) Residents Association, Littlehampton - Merit

Spencer Square Residents Association, Ramsgate - Merit

St. Aubyns Mead, Rottingdean - Merit

St. Peters Green, Upper Beeding - Merit

Bolney Court Residents, Crawley - Outstanding

Dingemans Court, Steyning - Outstanding

Elm Grove Lane Neighbourhood Scheme, Steyning - Outstanding

Greystones, Reigate - Outstanding

Ingrams Community Allotments, Bexhill - Outstanding

St. Martins Gardening Club, Battle - Outstanding

Senlac Gardeners, Battle - Outstanding

Neighbourhoods 301-1000

Church Farm Gardens Ltd., Rustington - Merit

East Broyle Residents Association, Chichester - Merit

West Quay, Newhaven - Merit

Worth Conservation Area, Crawley - Merit

Whyke Estate Community Association, Chichester - Outstanding

Neighbourhoods 1000+

Newhaven Valley, Newhaven - Merit

Bewbush Action Group, Crawley - Merit

Parklands Residents Association, Chichester - Merit

Sandwich Town, Sandwich - Merit

Country Park (Judged across both regions)

Drove Park, Newhaven - Silver

Hailsham Country Park, Hailsham - Silver

Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, Rottingdean - Silver

Brookfield Park, Littlehampton - Silver Gilt

Brandy Hole Copse, Chichester - Silver Gilt

Park/Large Garden (Judged across both regions)

West Green Park, Crawley - Silver

East Court Estate, East Grinstead - Silver

Hotham Park, Bognor - Silver Gilt

Priory Park, Chichester - Silver Gilt

Priory Park, Reigate - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Recreation/Small Park

Litten Gardens, Chichester - Silver

Create-it Jubilee Garden, Forest Row - Silver Gilt

Manor Green Park, Selsey - Silver Gilt

Middle Bourne Lane Community Wildlife Garden, Farnham - Silver Gilt

Horley Recreation Ground, Horley - Silver Gilt

Jubilee Park Garden, Chichester - Silver Gilt

Bishop's Palace Garden, Chichester - Silver Gilt

Princess Diana Memorial Garden, Hampden Park - Silver Gilt

Marine Park Gardens, Aldwick - Silver Gilt

East Beach Pond, Selsey - Silver Gilt

Swanley Village Millennium Green - Gold

Woodlands Recreation Ground, Rustington - Gold & Overall Winner

Discretionary Awards

The Community Gardens Award - Hartfield

The Sustainable Communities Award - Tatsfield

Chairman's Award - John Durham, Farnham

Community Involvement Award - Battle Town, Tatsfield

Community Conservation Award - Highwoods, Bexhill in Bloom The Church Volunteers, Doddington

The Outstanding Contribution Award - Malcolm Moore, Delia Jones

The Commendation Award - Ed & Iris Holbrook, Dave Tilley

The Front Garden Award - Manor Cottage, Aldwick in Bloom

The Pub & Restaurant Award - The Captains Table, Newhaven

The Floral Display Award - Eynsford in Bloom, Rustington in Bloom

The Improvement Award - Coldred, Westcott in Bloom

Young Gardener/ Gardener of the Year - Katie Thomas

Allotment Site Award - Limpsfield in Bloom

2009 RHS Britain in Bloom - Local Roots Limpsfield in Bloom

Kent Life - Cranbrook in Bloom

Surrey Life - Limpsfield in Bloom

Sussex Life - Rustington in Bloom

Tourism Award - Bexhill-on-Sea

Southern Entries

Small City

Gosport - Silver

Basingstoke in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Havant Borough Council - Silver Gilt

Rushmoor in Bloom Forum - Silver Gilt

Fareham in Bloom - Gold & Category Winner

Large Town - (Judged across both regions)

Alton - Silver Gilt

City Centre - (Judged across both regions)

Salisbury City of Flowers - Silver Gilt

Town - (Judged across both regions)
Upton in Bloom - Silver & Category Winner

Small Town

Fordingbridge - Silver

Wimborne in Bloom - Silver Gilt

Wareham in Bloom - Gold

Liphook in Bloom - Gold & Category Winner

Coastal over 12001 (Judged across both regions)

Southsea - Silver

Coastal under 12000

Lee-on-the-Solent - Silver

Swanage in Bloom - Silver

Christchurch - Silver Gilt & Category Winner

Urban Community (Judged across both regions)

Pan in Bloom - Silver

Neighbourhoods 0-300

Martingale Communal Gardens, Aldershot - Improvement

Portsmouth Day Centre, Portsmouth - Improvement

Chilton Farm Park, Farnborough - Merit

Christ Church Community Garden, Portsmouth - Merit

Four Seasons Urban Garden Project, Portsmouth - Merit

St. Wilfrid's Community Group, Portsmouth - Merit

Shaftesbury Court Farnborough, Hampshire - Outstanding

Neighbourhoods 301-1000

Stamshaw Adventure Playground, Portsmouth - Merit

Neighbourhoods 1000+

Melrose Community Association, Basingstoke - Improvement

Bedhampton Volunteers, Bedhampton - Merit

Friends of Sandy Brow, Waterlooville - Merit

St. Wilfrid's Neighbourhood Watch, Portsmouth - Merit

University of Portsmouth Ravelin Park, Portsmouth - Outstanding

Country Park - (Judged across both regions)

Holly Hill Woodland Park - Gold & Overall Winner

Park/Large Garden - (Judged across both regions)

Gilkicker, Gosport - Silver Gilt

Recreation/Small Park

Foster Gardens, Gosport - Bronze

The Hermitage, Gosport - Bronze

Falkland Gardens, Gosport - Silver

Crescent Gardens, Gosport - Silver Gilt

Public Gardens, Alton - Silver Gilt

Sensory Garden of Reflection, Fareham - Gold & Category Winner

Discretionary Awards

The Community Gardens Award - Priory Close, Christchurch

The Sustainable Communities Award - Liphook

The Landscape Award - The Library, Lee-on-Solent

Chairman's Award - Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch

The Outstanding Contribution Award - Heather Othen

The Commendation Award - Constance Gainborough

The Front Garden Award - Pecche Place, Basingstoke

The Pub & Restaurant Award - The Green Man, Wimborne

The Floral Display Award - Salisbury City of Flowers

The Improvement Award - Salisbury City of Flowers

Allotment Site Award - Spitalfields Allotment Site, Alton

Hampshire Life - Liphook in Bloom

Tourism Award - Fareham

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