Bloomin’ good show in garden awards

Amble Garden Awards'Overall Best Garden  16 Gloster Park
Amble Garden Awards'Overall Best Garden 16 Gloster Park

Green-fingered residents have been honoured in Amble’s Annual Garden Awards for their bloomin’ good work.

Gardens were judged in the town’s three wards in July by Trevor Jones, from The Alnwick Garden, who was accompanied by a councillor from each of the wards. Allotments were judged by Coun Les Bilboe.

Amble Garden Awards'Mayor, Councillor Ian Hinson attended a Coffee Morning on 9th August at St Oswald's Court where he presented a box of biscuits and a box of chocolates for winning the Best Group.

Amble Garden Awards'Mayor, Councillor Ian Hinson attended a Coffee Morning on 9th August at St Oswald's Court where he presented a box of biscuits and a box of chocolates for winning the Best Group.

The shortlist of gardens, nominated by members of the public and ward councillors, produced a larger number than in previous years. The judges were impressed by the standard. A virtual garden award was also added this year and yielded some wonderful photos.

The award ceremony was held last month and was well attended and certificates and prizes were handed out.

RESULTS: Overall Best Garden: 16 Gloster Park.

Central Ward – First: 1 Brinkburn. Runner-up: 11 Burnside. Highly Commended: 10 Broomhill Street; 2 Gordon Villa; 1 Ladbroke Street; 15 Lindisfarne Road. Commended: 42 Bay View; 2 Brinkburn Place; 12 Broomhill Street; 17 Lindisfarne Road, 12 Sea View; 42 Straffen Court.

East Ward – First: 3 Stephenson Road. Runner-up: 41 Priory Park. Highly Commended: 19 Coquetdale; 3 Glendale; 17 Glendale; 16 Priory Park; 42 Priory Park; 17 St Cuthbert Avenue. Commended: 15 Anderson Crescent; 5 Burton Road; 14 Hauxley Way; 16 Hauxley Way; 4 Leslie Drive; 1 Philip Drive; 6 St Cuthbert Avenue; 17 St Cuthbert Avenue.

West Ward – First: 16 Gloster Park. Runner-up: 10 Gloster Park. Highly Commended: 62 Acklington Road; 64 Acklington Road; 66 Acklington Road; 11 Gloster Park; 146 Gloster Park; 167 Gloster Park. Commended: 26 Castle View; 29 Castle View; 32 Castle View; 69 Gloster Park; Hallgarth; 4 Riverside Park.

Allotments – Best allotment: West 63. Runner-up: East 10.

Group Awards – First: St Oswald’s Court. Second: Wynd Planter. Third: West Court. Highly commended: Harbour office boat.

Virtual Garden Awards – Close up of a flower: Pansies after the rain. Flora with fauna: Searching for the summer. My landscape: Endorsed in time.