Ash in Bloom Presentation Evening – 2018

The Ash in Bloom 2018 Presentation Evening was held on Wednesday 5th September. The evening was split into two parts with the Village Fete open class awards being present first, followed by the main Ash in Bloom winners.

The Village Fete open class certificates were present by Chairman of Ash Parish Council Cllr. Nigel Manning.

The judging of Ash in Bloom 2018 took place in secret during July and was undeertaken by Hazel Chant from the Ash Garden Club. Hazel is also a judge for South and South East in Bloom. Hazel was looking at a number of different criteria, including, quality of plants, diversity of plants, good use of colour, sustainability and the overall impression of the display.

Entrants enter the competition in their own right, were nominated by a third party or were a winner in Ash in Bloom 2017.

Ash in Bloom 2018 was this year sponsored by Dover Garage, with Squires Garden Centre providing the Garden Voucher prizes.

Ash Parish Council would like to thank Alan Burrows from Dover Garage, Ash Hill Road, Ash for presenting the Ash in Bloom 2018 Awards.

Best Overall Entrant
David and Anne Stewart

Best Front Garden
Gold – David and Anne Stewart
Silver – Doreen Boxall
Silver – Susan DuBaree
Silver – Henry Gregory
Silver – Glenn & Nicola Philpott
Silver – Jean Fowler
Silver – John and Mary Dodd
Bronze – Martin Dunn and Pamela Gardner
Bronze – Gordon Haigh
Ian and Valerie Caie

Best Garden Border
Silver – Susan DuBaree

Best Hanging Basket
Silver – Ian and Mary Cooper
Silver – Josephine Titmuss
Silver – Doreen Boxall
Silver – Margaret Haigh
Silver – George Cottrell
Silver – Darren Parsons
Silver – Susan Dubaree
Bronze – Brian Coutts

Best Kept Allotment
Silver – Robert Anderson

Best Tub/Container
Silver – Stephen Wade
Silver – Doreen Boxall
Silver – Brian Coutts
Silver – Margaret Haigh
Silver – Susan DuBaree
Silver – Elizabeth Ward
Bronze – Lynda Day

Click on a thumbnail below to view the photos at full size. All photos copyright Neil Bidwell.