Britain In Bloom

 

Cobham Community Garden celebrated their impressive result for their first ‘Britain in Bloom’ campaign on Saturday 6th October by hosting a picnic lunch in the Garden.

 

In July, the Garden was judged by the ‘In Bloom’ panel against 3 categories:

  • Community participation
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Gardening Achievement

 

Mark Money, Head Gardener, was delighted to announce the Garden achieved the result of Thriving – level 4 out of 5 – an excellent outcome for a first attempt.

 

The Judges commented “This is a well maintained and very well presented site and wonderful place to come along and learn how to grow a variety of different crops. It has a very vibrant feel about the place. They are doing a wonderful job and may it continue”.

 

Mark went on to say that in order to sustain the Garden then more volunteer involvement is needed. The Garden needs new people to fill a number of interesting roles such as business leader, Farmer’s Market stall manager, preserves maker and obviously gardeners! More details on our PEOPLE page.

 

Supporter Mary Lewis - Surrey County Councillor for the area and who opened the Garden in 2016 - congratulated the Garden team on such a positive result at this first attempt, and wished us well in attracting more help.

 

Mary Lewis, centre, congratulates Mark Money on the result whilst gardener Mary Ferdinand keeps the weather at bay.

See what the judges said about us here.

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