The town has blossomed once again as eager gardeners show off their hard work to earn gold for their gardens.
Kenilworth in Bloom judges have had their work cut out choosing the very best from 48 entries in the latest round of the annual flower and garden competition.
They reported that retired residents pulled the stops out this year and there is no doubt that many years of enthusiastic gardening were drawn on to achieve wonderful displays.
At Kenilworth Manor nursing home, competitors planted some troughs, with help from staff, which they could view from the terrace overlooking the lawns and trees.
The judges said: “The shops and public buildings, by their efforts do add to the general attractiveness of the town, and the staff and helpers who spend time gardening throughout the year, often on a purely voluntary basis, are to be admired and thanked.
“The private gardens were a pleasure to visit and judge. The judges enjoyed meeting and speaking with many of the gardeners.”
And the winners have been announced. In Shops and Public buildings, gold awards went to Priory Theatre, St Nicholas church, Stoneleigh Abbey and Town and Country Furniture. Silver to Millar Court and John Taylor funeral directors.
For Communal Living and Residential Homes, Adcock Drive and Willowmeer Servite House were presented with gold, while silver gilt went to Kenilworth Manor.
In the Large Front Gardens category, gold awards to Simon Cockell in Fieldgate Lane, Mrs Cooke in Glendale Avenue, Margaret and Trevor Hubbard in Glasshouse Lane and Barbara and Mervyn Tyndall in Mayfield Drive.
Silver gilt went to Bet and Rob Falconbridge in Sunningdale Avenue and Ron Newbold in Billimore Grove.
For the Small Front Gardens award, gold went to Jean and Tony Lewes in Cherry Way, George Taylor in Blackthorn Road and Shelley Warren and David Steen in Watling Road.
Silver gilt to Mandy Lathbury in Blackthorn Road and silver to Ann and David Snelson in Henry Street.
The judging was done by Kenilworth in Bloom committee members Patricia Cain, Noelle Mace , Lyn Marsom, and Bob Watson, as well as Sue Ashby, Gordon Cain, David Mace, Caroline Rowe and Madeleine Sexton.
See next week’s paper for the final results and pictures.
Visit kenilworthinbloom.org.uk for more details.