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Prizes have been awarded in this year’s Garden in Bloom competition. 

There were more than 200 entries into the contest. All entrants received a certificate and the winner and runner-up in each ward also received a rosette. In addition, the winner received a £20 voucher to spend at Braywick Heath Nurseries. 

Any garden visible from a footpath or road was eligible for entry and nominations were made by residents, passers-by and by councillors in their own wards. There was just a single category this year and the competition was judged by councillors on a ward-by-ward basis. 

Mayor John Story said: “I’m delighted with the enthusiasm shown for this year’s competition. We are all lucky enough to live in a beautiful borough with some lovely gardens and this was a fantastic opportunity to showcase them. Thank you to everyone who entered. 

“I’m sure that the amount of effort that residents put into their gardens gives communities a huge sense of pride in their neighbourhoods. 

“The Garden in Bloom competition is the council’s way of saying thank you for the work they do. I hope it has also encouraged a new-found sense of appreciation of the gardens that help make their wards a great place to live, as well as playing a small part in lifting people’s spirits as we have emerged from lockdown.”

The Garden in Bloom awards scheme started in 1992 to acknowledge the important contribution private gardens make to the appearance of neighbourhoods.

The council is grateful to the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce for their contribution to this year’s scheme.