Community Garden Winners Announced
14 September 2012
Alderman May Beattie, Chairperson of the Parks, Countryside and Amenities Sub-Committee has announced the Carrickfergus in Bloom Competition Winners and Runners-up this morning for the Borough-wide Best Kept Awards.
At the Whitehead home of the Best Kept Garden winner Leslie Spearman, Alderman Beattie said "We are delighted to announce the Carrickfergus in Bloom Community Competition Winners and Runners-up. Despite the dismal weather this year we have been impressed with the quality and diversity of the entrants that have entered. It has been an opportunity for me to see the wealth and variety of horticultural talent in our Borough."
"Winners and runners-up will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the Town Hall in October to receive their certificates and prizes. At the ceremony we shall announce our plans for Carrickfergus in Bloom in the coming year. I would also like to thank the sponsors for supporting Carrickfergus in Bloom." ended Alderman Beattie
Stephen Daye, Parks & Countryside Development Officer with Carrickfergus Borough Council and one of the judges commented "The quality of the entries this year has been impressive, the time and dedication many entrants spend in their gardens is a credit too them. Deciding on the winners is difficult and the marks can be very close, all who took part should be proud of their achievements."
Please note Best Kept Painting & Poetry competitions are still open to enter visit www.carrickfergusinbloom.org.
Best Kept Garden
Winner: Leslie Spearman from Whitehead
Runner-Up: Deborah Walker from Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Georgie Brown from Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Nicola Porter from Carrickfergus
Best Kept Container Garden
Winner: Marilyn Cairns from Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Annette Keith from Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Elizabeth Johnston from Eden
Runner-Up: Chris Hamil from Whitehead
Best Kept Community Planting Scheme
Winner: Carrickfergus Traders Association
Runner-Up: Brighter Whitehead
Runner-Up: Barn Court Children's Home, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Brooklands Drive Residents Association, Whitehead.
Best Commercial Premises
Winner: The Courtyard, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Hairtopia, Whitehead.
Runner-Up: Gary's, Carrickfergus.
Best Kept Café, Pub or Hotel
Winner: Coffee & Cream, Whitehead.
Runner-Up: Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: The Courtyard Coffee House, Carrickfergus.
Tallest Sunflower Competition
Winner: Thomas & Harry Irwin from Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Laura Clugston & Roma Rajkumar from Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Sarah & Scott Alexander from Carrickfergus
For further information please contact:
Stephen Daye, Parks & Countryside Development Officer
Telephone: 028 9335 8000