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Britain in Bloom

All the RHS Britain in Bloom finalists attended the 2017 awards ceremony in Llandudno on  Friday 27 October

Sherborne was awarded a Silver Gilt award, for which we are very proud.

Britain in Bloom Silver Gilt award

The certificates were presented by Iolo Williams,  a  Welsh  nature observer and television presenter:

Presented By: IOLO Williams to Gillian Gunner & Nicola Girling

Thanks to all those who helped us get this far in the national competition. Sherborne shines!

Britain in Bloom Judging

The  two Britain in Bloom judges visited   Sherborne today  and   we took them on a grand tour of our town.

Here they are in the Willows Garden which is  sited just behind the Yeatman Hospital and is  maintained by the volunteer Friends of  the Yeatman. This was just one of gardens  on our route  and they seemed very impressed.

We showed them our two parks, the Paddock and the Pageant, Swan Yard and Cheap Street, the gardens in Sherborne Boys School, the Abbey, the vicarage, the almshouses, Digby Road, the station and the castle.

They also  seemed very interested in a lot of our trees, some of which are very old 😉

The timing worked out fine and the rain held off just until they departed.   We’ll have to wait till   31 October at Llandudno to see how we’ve done.

Thanks to all of our Friends who worked so hard to get the town up to scratch.  Everything went off without a hitch!