Sandown in Bloom again

The Sandown in Bloom competition was re-introduced this year by Sandown Community Association after a lapse of a couple of years, with the awards ceremony being held at The Tap on Thursday, August 15.

The judges had a difficult task selecting the winners due to the high quality of entries.

Albert Buckingham of Avenue Road won the best small front garden trophy, with the best large front garden award ending in a dead heat between Ann White of Fitzroy Street and Delia Bridger of Beachfield Road.

The Briars won the Ladies Realm trophy for best retirement complex but youngsters were not left out as The Community Kids won the best youth initiative trophy. There was another dead heat for the best business frontage between Glory Art Glass and The Fort Caravan Park. Another trophy sponsored by Glory Art Glass for the best hotel/guest house was won by The Montpelier.

The judges thanked everybody involved in the competition and confirmed they are planning an even bigger and better event next year.