Keen gardeners have been praised for a summer of hard work at awards ceremonies in the town.
Kenilworth in Bloom and the Kenilworth Horticultural Society both awarded prizes and trophies to the most deserving green fingered residents.
Over 130 people turned out for the Kenilworth in Bloom presentation evening at the Sports and Social club where town mayor, Felicity Bunker handed out prizes.
The Chairman’s Trophy was awarded to Shelley Warren in recognition of her dedication. With little gardening knowledge she took over a house from David Steen, who is now in a retirement home and entered it for his sake.
Judges and the chairman wanted to reward her efforts in taking over the garden.
Dave Shilton, president of the group who hosted the evening, presented his trophy to pupils from St Augustine’s School who were praised for their tremendous efforts.
Thanking everyone for supporting the event, acting chair, Bob Watson, said: “It would not be possible to run the event without the support of the community, and in particular the local businesses who donated raffle prizes.”
Visit www.kenilworthinbloom.org.uk for pictures and details of all the winners.
Noelle Mace is retiring as chairman of the committee and anyone interested in helping take over can contact Bob on 512307 or bob@kenilworth inbloom.org.uk.
And in more prize giving from the mayor, Cllr Bunker also handed out awards for fruit, vegetable and home produce following the Horticultural Society’s annual show.
Altogether 19 exhibitors entered 76 exhibits, creating what organisers described as “a room full of wonderful colour and scent”.
The Alan Davies Cup for the home produce section was presented to Myra Deakin.
The Rainbow Challenge Cup for the floral section was awarded to Jennifer Matthews as was the Barnett Cup for the fruit and vegetables section.
Overall winners were announced as: One vase of three blooms of the same variety - Chris Draper; One exhibit of floral art - Jennifer Matthews; One vase of mixed cut flowers - Pat Chubb; One flowering pot plant - Pat Chubb; One foliage Pot Plant - Chris Draper; One dish of six tomatoes - Dave Hands; One dish of apples, pear or stoned fruit – Edna Arscot; One dish of runner beans or potatoes – Jennifer Matthews; One tray of four varieties of vegetables – Geoff Foster; One jar of jam or jelly or marmalade – Christine Murray; One jar of chutney or pickle – Myra Deakin; One plate of six scones – Jennifer Matthews; Chocolate sponge cake – Pat Warner; Fruit cake – Jennifer Matthews.
New members are always welcome. Contact secretary, Christine Draper on 857275.