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Slough in Bloom results

Beautiful floral displays, perfect hanging baskets and amazing allotments have all featured in the Slough in Bloom competition.

Now in its 24th year, the competition recognises horticultural excellence in the borough. This year allotments were welcome backed into the competition.

The winners were presented with their awards by Mayor Councillor Ishrat Shah at an award ceremony at Shiloh Pentecostal Church, one of the sponsors of the competition.

The overall competition winner was Salt Hill Care Centre in Bath Road, Slough (pictured above).

The winners for the 10 categories are below. 

  • Best Allotment - Phil Burnham, plot 31 Horsemoor Green
  • Best Allotment Newcomer - Catriona Todd
  • Best Community in the category - Slough Crematorium
  • Best Roundabout - Treatz Roundabout
  • Best Residential Front Garden - Mr and Mrs Veltri (Mrs Veltri pictured with Mayor Ishrat Shah)
  • Slough Borough Council Tenant Front Garden category - June Gulliford
  • Best Hanging Baskets - Pauline Hodges
  • Best in the Public Houses and Restaurants category - The Toby Carvery, Langley
  • Best in the Student Project category - Montem Academy
  • Best in the Business Premises category - Slough High Street hanging baskets

This year a special award was presented to the Alpha Arms public house near the town centre.

Mayor Councillor Ishrat Shah said: “It was lovely to present the awards to residents who had put so much hard work into creating their displays. The number of entries was up again on last year and the standard was good, but there were also many more lovely displays around the town which were not entered, so please enter your gardens next year and make the town even more beautiful.”

The committee encourages everyone to plant flowers in whatever space they have, to bring colour to the town. Everyone is welcome to enter - look out for the 2018 competition.

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