Pavilions Border garden: Berkshire Gardens Trust award an outstanding medal

Berkshire Gardens Trust is an organization which seeks to encourage towns and villages to plant and maintain flowers and shrubs in their precincts.  It operates an annual award scheme.  The Pavilions Border was entered in 2015 and all involved are delighted to have received an ‘outstanding’ award for the creation and maintenance of this community garden. At the presentation ceremony on Thursday 8th October the town mayor, Cllr Philip Mirfin, was gratified to receive the certificate. Work began in 2012, and has continued in 2014 and 2015.  The work has been led consistently by Rose Street Gardeners from The Methodist Church.  Gerry, Ann, Guy and Jim have been the stalwarts ably assisted by Jenny and others.

Other groups and supporters are:

Michael and Vanda Bowyer, Sovereign Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Wokingham Superbowl, Wokingham Borough Council, Thames Valley Probation Service, Gardeneer, four local tree companies, 1st Finchampstead Scouts, The Holt School, Incredible Edible ,IMG_5745and many local residents.

This is not an exhaustive list and any omission is not intentional!  A brilliant achievement sustained over three years and with more to come.

 

 

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Celebration evening for Bloom 2015

A celebration for the efforts of so many groups and individuals for Thames and Chilterns in Bloom 2015 was held at the Town Hall on Tuesday 29th September. There are too many people to thank personally for their tremendous contribution,

Proud members of the Bloom steering group display the Silver Gilt certificate

Proud members of the Bloom steering group display the Silver Gilt certificate

which is the heart and soul of the entry.  As well as the result of the main competition heartfelt congratulations were given to Transition Wokingham and Incredible Edible for their superb marks in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ section of Thames and Chilterns in Bloom. Fired with enthusiasm the attendees produced a long list of projects for 2016.  If you would like to be involved in some capacity, then Bloom needs you.  Please contact WTC Amenities Officer on 0118 974 0886.

Members of Transition Wokingham proudly display their 'outstanding' certificates for Cockpit Path community garden and their garden share scheme

Members of Transition Wokingham proudly display their ‘outstanding’ certificates for Cockpit Path community garden and their garden share scheme

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Wokingham in Bloom’s 2015 result

On Wednesday 16th September 2015 at Oxford Town Hall the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom regional awards were announced.  Wokingham in Bloom was delighted to receive a Silver Gilt medal in the large town category. Our score of 166 out of 200 equates to 83%, up from 75% in 2013 and 80% in 2014.  Huge congratulations to everyone involved.  As you can see from the detailed marking sheets the judges were impressed with everything they saw.  Members of the Bloom steering group have subsequently met with the senior judge for more in-depth feedback.  Based on this we think that 2016’s entry will have more focus on the town centre around Broad, Denmark, Peach and Rose Streets. However, before we launch into 2016 it’s reasonable to reflect on a job very well done in 2015!

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