On Thursday the 14th of September a contingent from Evesham consisting of the chair of Evesham in Bloom Mrs Emma Goodge and the Mayor and Mayoress travelled to the Heart of England in Bloom awards. This year the awards were hosted by Warwickshire in Bloom at the spectacular Warwick castle. After an anxious wait we finally received our result Silver-Gilt. The Judges: Mark Wiltshire & Jennifer Wharton comments were very complimentary

“Wow, what a difference a year has made. The improvement in this entry is remarkable. The new rebranded bloom committee has worked wonders. The local businesses have really gone the extra mile this year, in particular Merstow Green Funeral Home and the nationally acclaimed Royal 

Oak. The market square is now once again thriving with numerous new businesses moving in. The highlight of the tour was the visit to St Andrews School with possibly the most informative and knowledgeable pupils seen in recent year.” A full report and list of results is available at

The following Tues


day evening in the town hall, the Evesham in Bloom committee hosted their own awards giving out certificates and trophies to school, residents and business this event was sponsored by VECTA and its member who helped by funding the trophies and gave us prize


s for the overall winners which were presented by the Mayor of Evesham Cllr Richard Jones and members of the Bloom committee.

The presen

tations were closed by the Chair Mrs Emma Goodge “ I Would like to thank everyone who entered for putting in so much effort into their gardens big and small it does make such a 

difference to the town and ask them to encourage their neighbours, friend and family to consider taking part next year. Also to the Town Council and all the Gardening team for all their help and support, to Lee of Abbey Gardens for continuing to supply all that plants that we use. The Mayor for Mayor and his family for all their help and not forgetting the committee members, Diana and Robert Raphael, Sue Amor and Kate Gilbert who without their guidance and support we would not have achieved as highly as we did. We look forward to doing even better next year.”