The results are in for the first round of entries in this year’s Kenilworth In Bloom competition.
Gold winners in the Schools and Licensed premises categories have been announced after judges were wowed by entries for another year.
Park Hill Junior School, Thorns Community Infant School and St Augustine all took Gold awards for their efforts outdoors.
Judges praised Park Hill’s gardening club which allows hundreds of pupils to grow and eat their own fruit and vegetables. The school also has a new eco-greenhouse and held a tray garden competition, inviting the allotments group to judge.
Callum Copsey designed the winning entry and impressed judges contacted Ryton Gardens who invited a group of pupils to visit them.
At Thorns, each class of eager gardeners has its own outside area to learn more about fresh produce and has even made up scarecrows to help keep the pests away.
Judges described their plants as well labelled and were impressed at how even the youngest children could show them round and explain what they were growing.
And after a few years’ break, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School returned to the competition with winning results.
The judges heard from pupils about their love for their garden and the spiritual strength they gain by connecting with nature.
With flowers and vegetables and a mini beast hotel, there was plenty for the pupils to impress the judges with.
And after the success of all three schools, organisers of In Bloom are hoping to draw in more young people. Contact your school if you can help out.
Joining schools at the top were the Tiltyard and The Cottage Inn who both took the gold awards for their outdoor displays in the Licensed Premises category.
The Tiltyard, which was entered for the first time, wowed with its “wonderfully presented display” around the pub.
Organisers said the display added to the feel of In Bloom with its enclosed lawn and hanging baskets.
And, The Cottage triumphed for another year with its hanging baskets and window boxes brim full of a variety of flowers and colours to complement and bring the building to life.
Judges could not resist a peek in the Polly House where many of the small plants are nurtured prior to taking their final outdoor positions.
Organisers congratulations all winners and thanked everyone for taking part.
More winners will be announced over the coming weeks as entries are judged.
Certificates and cups will be presented at the presentation evening on September 20th. Results and invitations will be posted out to all entrants by the end of August.