Harpenden in Bloom competition winners

James Goodman's winning picture for the wildlife photography competition

James Goodman's winning picture for the wildlife photography competition - Credit: Archant

Over 100 winners were commended for their gardening skills recently at an awards reception held at Park Hall as part of the Harpenden in Bloom competition.

St George’s School walked away with the accolade for best secondary school garden while Roundwood Primary School won the best primary school garden.

Charlie Wheeler, a year seven student at Sir John Lawes, designed the winning logo for the competition.

Jeffrey and Una Wood secured the best front garden prize and Phil and Marie Thompson won the category of best back garden.

Samuel and Rosie Warren won the Tallest Sunflower Competition with a very impressive sunflower measuring 365cm.


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Mandy Thompson won the best allotment in the east Harpenden gardening club and Peter Baikie was awarded best allotment in the south Harpenden allotments. The Engineer and The Carpenters Arms won for the best pub gardens.

First prizes in the wildlife photography competition were awarded to Katharine Tate for the over 18s, James Goodman for 15-17, James Langley for 11-14, and Ben Whiting for aes 10 and under.

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