The winners and runners-up of this year’s Sutton in Bloom competition have received their awards from Deputy Mayor Cllr Nali Patel at a ceremony at Woodcote Garden Centre in Wallington.
The best of the entries will represent the borough at the prestigious London in Bloom competition whose expert judges were present at the awards ceremony on Thursday 14 July.
Prizes were awarded in five categories: Best Front Garden; Best Community Garden; Best Business Frontage; Best Allotment Garden; and Best School Garden.
The winners and runners-up in each category were as follows:
Best Front Garden Winner: Mr. & Mrs. Fawcett, Carshalton
Best Front Garden Runner-up: Mrs. J. Hansen, Wallington
Best Community Garden Winner: Ms. L. Fountain, Wallington
Best Community Garden Runner-up: Mr. D. Boucher, Worcester Park
Best Business Frontage Winner: The H. G. Wells, Worcester Park
Best Business Frontage Runner-up: The Lord Nelson, Sutton
Best Allotment Garden Winner: Mr. R. Parimelalagan, Roundshaw
Best Allotment Garden Runner-up: Ms. A. Svindland, Chaucer Road
Best School Garden Winner: Muschamp Primary
Best School Garden Runner-up: Beddington Infants
The Deputy Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Nali Patel, said:
“Sutton is rightly renowned as green and leafy borough and I’d like to pay tribute to the hard work of the gardeners and growers who have put so much effort into establishing and maintaining the excellent gardens we’ve been so lucky to see in this year’s contest.
“Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up – and keep up the good work.”
Last year was a great one for the borough, with four Sutton Council-maintained parks achieving silver gilt awards, one park achieving a silver award, and Mr & Mrs Fawcett of Carshalton being awarded the Best Front Garden in Greater London.
Heidi Westley, head teacher at Muschamp Primary School (winner Best School Garden category), said:
“We are all so pleased to have won again this year, the children put so much energy and time into keeping their school looking beautiful.
“They all appreciate nature and want to make a difference to the environment. Visitors are always surprised that so many flowers can co-exist with over 500 children!”