Winners of Erewash in Bloom handed awards

NILABE111011d2, Erewash in bloom winner, Rutland manor nursing home, Heanor road, Ilkeston. Bryan Cope with the award.
NILABE111011d2, Erewash in bloom winner, Rutland manor nursing home, Heanor road, Ilkeston. Bryan Cope with the award.

THE BOROUGH’S best gardeners gathered at Morley Hayes Golf Club on Friday to find out who had scooped Erewash in Bloom award’s for their green-fingered efforts.

The competition, organised by Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash Campaign, features a range of categories from best front and back gardens and best hanging baskets through to best business display, school garden and a fun tallest sunflower competition.

NILA111007d1sch, Erewash in bloom awards, held at Morley hayes golf club.

NILA111007d1sch, Erewash in bloom awards, held at Morley hayes golf club.

Cllr Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “Our Erewash in Bloom awards presentation is always a day of celebration as we honour those residents, children and business people who have helped brighten up our borough with some tremendous displays.

“I applaud all those who entered the competition for their high standards, the judging this year was extremely difficult and I salute all our finalists – who should be very proud of their achievement.

“I hope all their effort and success will encourage more and more people to enter next year.”

Three Trees, Ilkeston, took the top prize for best street or communal area, Bill and Benice Henshaw, the gardeners at Spanish Bar in Ilkeston were the joint winners of best restaurant or hotel.

NILABE111011a1, Erewash in bloom winner, Hannah Elms, Spanish bar, South street Ilkeston.

NILABE111011a1, Erewash in bloom winner, Hannah Elms, Spanish bar, South street Ilkeston.

Aimee Gee from Long Eaton grew the tallest sunflower with Alfie and Millie Weston coming second and Evie Gee third.

Chaucer Juniors School and Granby Juniors also scooped prizes.