Pick of the bunch help Havering bloom

Published: Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Awards have been presented to all those who brought colour and cultivation to the borough as part of this year’s Havering in Bloom competition.

Winners of 2018 Havering in Bloom competition receive reward
Mayor of Havering, Cllr Dilip Patel with this year's 2018 Havering in Bloom winners

From Best Community Garden to Best Hanging Basket to Best Allotment and Best Front Garden, the efforts from local residents, businesses and schools, were rewarded at a special lunch with the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel on Tuesday, at the town hall.

Each of the categories were judged and winners were:

  • Best Community Garden: William Tansley Smith Sheltered Housing, Hornchurch
  • Best Hanging Basket: Leonard Watkinson, Hornchurch
  • Best School Grounds: Drapers Academy, Romford
  • Best Allotment Site: Keats Avenue Allotment Site, Romford
  • Best Allotment Plot: Gemma Towe, Romford
  • Best Front Garden: Parminder Singh, Hornchurch
  • Best Commercial Site: Langtons Courtyard, Hornchurch
  • Tallest Sunflower: Jamie Barker, Hornchurch

Mayor of Havering, Cllr Dilip Patel, said: “What a wonderful achievement by all and I would like to congratulate the winners but also everyone who took part.

“The dedication and work that has been shown by these residents, businesses and schools, is a fantastic reflection of how much they enjoy their communities and want to help to make it look nice.

“We’re extremely proud of our borough and the efforts of everyone who took part in this competition as well as the work that goes on in our parks and open spaces on a daily basis, has meant Havering has been in full bloom throughout the summer months.”

Further rewards presented to:

  • Community Garden: Sue Cottemill and Bernard Murphy [2nd], Rosie George [3rd], Jesse Lock [Discretionary Award]
  • Best Hanging Basket: Jeremy West [2nd], Karen Walker [3rd]
  • Best Front Garden: Caroline Baker [2nd], Pat Bessant [2nd], Marie and David Wilkinson [2nd]
  • Best Commercial Site: Whittaker Hall [2nd]
  • Tallest Sunflower: Amy Freeborn [2nd], Charlotte Powell [2nd]