Maddison Taylor receiving her certificate and prize from Malcolm Moore, the Chairman of Sittingbourne in Bloom
Each year Sittingbourne in Bloom invites Sittingbourne primary schools to submit designs for the summer bedding to be planted in the bed in the central reservation of St. Michael’s Road near the East Street roundabout.
Maddison Taylor of Regis Manor Primary School winning design will be used as the basis for the planting and a plaque will be displayed crediting her as the designer.
The Chairman of Sittingbourne in Bloom, Malcolm Moore, presented the prizes for the 2018 Sittingbourne in Bloom ‘Design a Flower Bed’ competition at Bailey’s Coffee Shop on Tuesday 20th February.
The In Bloom committee were delighted to receive over 370 entries from the 7 schools that took part. The Committee then spent many hours going through the designs to choose the 3 best designs to receive a prize. The first prize design will be used by Swale Borough Council and Blenwood, their green contractors, to plant up in the spring.
The other winners were: 2nd prize Isabel Carrol-Clare of Grove Park Primary School and 3rd prize Hayden Golesworthy of Regis Manor Primary School.
All the prize winners were presented with a certificate from Sittingbourne in Bloom, a shopping voucher and a seed growing kit.
Malcolm Moore said – “Last year’s design won the accolade from South and South East in Bloom of the Best Floral Feature in the whole Region and helped Sittingbourne to get a Gold Award in the Large Town category of the annual Regional Competition. We hope that Maddison’s design will be just as successful this year”.
All the entries into the competition will be displayed in the Ideas Test shop at 34 High Street on Tuesday 13th March and Sittingbourne in Bloom will be organising a Seed Swap at the same venue on Saturday 17th March.