Celebrations are rolling out as Kenilworth in Bloom judges announced the final awards and prepare to dish out medals to worthy winners.
Judges, made up of Kenilworth in Bloom committee members and fellow garden connoisseurs, made their way around 38 homes, pubs and schools to find the very best entries.
And handing out the final awards for gardens, they said it has been an “absolute pleasure” to judge as entries got better and better.
Committee chairman Noelle Mace said: “The private gardens were a pleasure to visit and judge. The judges enjoyed meeting and speaking with many of the gardeners.”
Winners in the final categories were named as follows: For Frontages, gold awards went to Sandra Aulton in Fieldgate Lane and Margaret Beaumont in Harger Mews. Silver gilt to Mary Brown and Margaret Bull of High Street, and bronze to Julie and Mark Smith of Whitemoor Road.
In Large Back Gardens, gold went to Sandra Aulton of Fieldgate Lane, Simon Cockell also on Fieldgate Lane and Maggie Curley on Hollis Lane.
In the Small Back Gardens category, gold awards were presented to Kay Bracken of Newey Drive, Mrs A Cooke of Glendale Avenue, Margaret and Trevor Hubbard on Glasshouse Lane, David Pettifor on Malthouse Lane, Mark and Julie Smith on Whitemoor Road, George Taylor of Blackthorn Road and Shelley Warren and David Steen on Watling Road.
Silver gilt to Ron Newbold on Bullimore Grove and Ann and David Snelson on Henry Street. Silver to Joan Chrimes in Stoneleigh Road, Pat Lambert on Clarendon Road and Carl Preece of Glendale Avenue.
Bronze went to Susan Damp of Lockhart Close.
The deserving winners will be presented with cups and prizes at an award evening later this month. There will also be a cup awarded for a notable garden and the winner to be announced.
Cllr David Shilton will present the cup to the overall winner of the Schools Competition and town mayor, Felicity Bunker will be the guest of honour and award the certificates.
Visit kenilworthinbloom.org.uk for application forms for next year’s competition or you can pick up a copy from Kenilworth Library from May next year.