Villagers celebrate gold South West In Bloom award
PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:44 30 October 2017
Hutton in Bloom volunteers are celebrating another golden year.
The village was judged to be gold standard again by RHS South West in Bloom judges, following on from the group’s gold and outstanding awards for last year’s floral displays.
Entries are judged against criteria including horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation.
Hutton was also announced in joint first place in the Sargent Trophy, given for outstanding effort and dedication from a main entry.
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Mark Perry, chairman of the Hutton In Bloom team, said: “For the whole of the Hutton in Bloom team, parish council, sponsors and villagers this is a big pat on the back for all their support and hard work.”
Judges also awarded St Mary’s Close and Des Phippen Park a level four, and St Mary’s Church garden a level three in the It’s Your Neighbourhood category. The highest possible achievement in this category is a level five.