Flowerbed competition

Winning designs announced at Weybridge in Bloom launch

This year’s flowerbed competition’s winning designs were announced at Weybridge in Bloom’s launch at Weybridge Library on Saturday 2 March.

Four prizes were awarded:

  • The overall winning design was created by Aryan who took inspiration from the rowing boats he sees on his walks down the River Thames. His design will be planted in Churchfields recreation ground in Weybridge in June.

  • The winner in the senior school category is Tvishaa who was inspired by her visit to Brooklands Museum and its strong motoring history.

  • The winning adult entry by Nicolette Stacey was based on the cycle of life from birth, growing and evolving within the Weybridge community.

  • Another adult entry caught the judging panel’s attention and was awarded the Green Spaces’ special commendation. It was designed by Pauline Wood who based her concept on Weybridge’s recreational opportunities including sports, play, learning and arts, as well as key landmarks and the local strong sense of community.

The newly formed ‘Weybridge in Bloom’ group was delighted to include the announcement of the Flowerbed Competition winning entries as part of their first ‘working group’ meeting.

Weybridge in Bloom was recently formed to encourage residents and businesses to get together to make Weybridge a brighter, cleaner and greener place in which to live, work, and do business. It is a community project aimed at increasing civic pride in the local community. The group welcomes new members who have an interest in gardening and horticulture. If you like growing plants and flowers and want to give a hand to improve Weybridge’s green areas, they would love to hear from you.

Councillor Malcolm Howard, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “It is wonderful to see Elmbridge residents getting involved in the Flowerbed Competition. In addition to the artistic skills on display, it is a great way to bring the community together to work towards creating a more enjoyable place to live and giving it its own unique character. I look forward to seeing the flowerbed planted in the local recreation ground and many future Weybridge in Bloom projects coming into fruition for the enjoyment of the whole community.”

For more information, call 01372 474568, email leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk or visit our parks page. For more information on Weybridge in Bloom, please like their Facebook page.

Date published: 6 March 2019

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