Hunstanton scoops gold at Britain in Bloom
- By Elaine Bird
- 28 October 2019
Hunstanton’s community gardeners have had their efforts recognised once again as Hunstanton scoops gold in the coastal category of Britain in Bloom.
A total of 68 groups from across the UK competed in 12 categories with prizes ranging from gold, silver gilt, silver and bronze medals.
Places were judged not only for their floral displays but their community and environmental efforts, with judging for Hunstanton taking place at the end of July.
The Esplanade Gardens were the main feature for Hunstanton, with judges praising the community orchard and local artist Kate Dunbar’s plastic-awareness sculpture, assembled with help from local schoolchildren.
Hunstanton won overall winner in Anglia in Bloom in September.
The overall category winner in the coastal category in Britain in Bloom was St Andrews in Scotland.
Perth in Bloom was crowned the ‘Champion of Champions’ at the finals.
Darren Share, chair of the RHS Britain in Bloom judges, said:
“Congratulations to all of this year’s UK finalists. It's incredibly humbling to hear about the huge efforts they've invested. This makes a tremendous difference locally but has a wider impact too.”
“Gardeners are increasingly having to respond to the changing climate, declining pollinator numbers and plastic waste and more communities are galvanising people around these issues to bring about positive change."
The full results are available here.