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2019 MERIT AWARDs - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

From one of the largest number of entries ever received, Richmond Borough in Bloom judges have awarded 146 Merit Awards this year across the 10 categories covering front gardens, residential frontages, estates, community buildings, pubs and shop fronts.

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TROPHY FOR CHASE BRIDGE

Chase Bridge Primary School are this year’s winner of the School Gardening competition run by Richmond Borough in Bloom.

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BLOOMING GOOD LESSONS

Outdoor classes are a feature of many of the borough schools who take advantage of their grounds to provide a setting which encourages appreciation of the natural environment. Now often included in the curriculum, pupils enjoy lessons in gardening for flowers and vegetables, how to encourage wildlife, pond management and conservation projects.

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MAYOR JOINS PANEL TO JUDGE THE PAINTING COMPETITION

Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa, joined representatives from Richmond Borough in Bloom and Achieving for Children to judge the annual children’s floral art competition. Hundreds of paintings were designed by school students from across the borough and were judged in age categories, with three awards in each. Those judged best won a £50 gardening voucher for their school and were also finalists for the overall trophy. All award winners will receive a commemorative Borough in Bloom certificate and surprise pack of art materials at a special presentation party in May.

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GET GROWING - IT’S BLOOM TIME AGAIN

Entries are now invited for this year’s Richmond Borough in Bloom gardening competitions in 10 different categories for residents and business. Judging to RHS standards will take place in July, after which entrants will learn if they have achieved one of the Merit Awards (Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver or Bronze) or been chosen the overall winner of their category.

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WORMERIES CAN TURN UP AWARDS

Creating ponds, wormeries, fruit and vegetable plots and wildlife areas are among the projects in which many of the borough’s schools encourage pupils to take part, making use of their school grounds as a learning environment.

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ARTISTS - WIN YOUR SCHOOL A PRIZE!

This year’s floral art competition is open to all pupils of schools in the borough and promises a prize to the school attended by the winner of each of five age categories, from under five years up to sixth form. In addition to a commemorative certificate to display each school will receive a £50 garden centre voucher.

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BEST VILLAGE IN BLOOM 2018

Lower Twickenham Village was announced this year’s Best Village in Bloom at the awards ceremony held this week (September 25) at Clarendon Hall, York House, where it was the final presentation to be made by Mayor Councillor Ben Khosa. It had been chosen from four finalist entries which also included Barnes, Hampton Wick and Kew.

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Bruce Lyons, of Crusader Travel, receiving the winner’s trophy from the Mayor.

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SCHOOLS GARDENING TROPHY 2018 - WINNERS

Pupils from nine schools were presented with awards at York House by Deputy Mayor Cllr Mona Adams and Colin Squire in recognition of their involvement in gardening and conservation enterprises within the school grounds. The annual school gardening competition is run by Richmond Borough in Bloom and sponsored by Squire’s Garden Centre. The overall winner’s trophy, gold certificate and £100 gardening vouchers went to Harrodian School.

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NADIA WINS THE TROPHY

An eye-catching painting of dandelions by seven-year-old Nadia Boeva from Collis Primary School won this year’s trophy in the floral art competition held by Richmond Borough in Bloom. It was presented to her by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Benedict Dias at a special ceremony at York House this week (April 24).

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Deputy Mayor Cllr Benedict Dias presents Nadia with her trophy.

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WINNER IN THE WIND

Thousands of entries were received by Richmond Borough in Bloom for this year’s floral art competition, sent in by 27 schools. We were looking for an eye-catching painting showing talent as well as good observation of summer in the garden to illustrate the poster to publicise the season’s gardening competitions open to residents, community groups and business throughout the borough.

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Pictured above, the panel of judges with Mayor Cllr Lisa Blakemore, from left to right: Colin Squire, Sheena Harold, Lucy Kourpas, Susan Hare.

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GARDENING GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS

All schools in Richmond borough will be eligible to apply for a grant to help pupils become involved in gardening and conservation projects in their grounds. That’s the aim of a new crowd-funding appeal launched by Richmond Borough in Bloom, hoping to reach £5000.

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THE 2019 COMPETITIONS ARE GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

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