Sherborne won a Gold Medal and the Preece Cup at South West in Bloom
At the South West in Bloom awards ceremony on 24 September at the Royal Britannia Naval College at Dartmouth, Sherborne in Bloom was awarded Gold. And because we were the best in our category, we also won the Preece Cup. We are proud and honoured to have won this trophy because it fulfilled our objective this year to ‘win big’.
The awards were presented by Jonathan Dimbleby who is a South West resident himself and who told us that he knows Sherborne well. In the picture above he is shown with the Mayor of Dartmouth presenting the trophy to our team, Jane, Caroline, Gillian and Sally.
He congratulated us warmly and urged us to keep promoting our town because it is such a beautiful place to visit. We invited him to come and see us (could we persuade him to present Growing for Gold?)
The Naval College venue was spectacular. Although it is a working military establishment and security is very tight, they made us very welcome and provided a delicious lunch with plenty of wine(!)
The weather was perfect and we had a truly amazing day.
This slideshow gives some views of the venue:
Thanks to all the hard-working Sherborne Bloomers who made this result possible. With the help and support of hundreds of friends we won Gold again!
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This website is honoured to have twice won the coveted Barry Cruse Trophy for 'Best Website' in the South West in Bloom regional competition.
We were awarded the trophy in 2010 and 2013.