This year’s Ceremony was another great success. The evening included a moving tribute to Committee member Brian Grayston, a great “friend” of Enfield in Bloom over many years, who passed away earlier this year. His daughter Denise collected his posthumous Livia Award sponsored by the Galli-Atkinson family. Here is a small selection of the many photographs taken during the presentation, with apologies that we cannot include more.
Enfield in Bloom were invited to Weir Hall Park where 500 trees were being planted with Friends of the Earth and other volunteers from the local area and further afield.
Two of our committee were pleased to see many volunteers turn up to help plant the trees.
We were also invited to Millennium Green where amongst other trees, a Rowan tree bought with funds from Enfield in Bloom’s Friends of Parks Initiative Scheme, was being planted with other trees.
On Friday November 1st Enfield in Bloom attended an Edmonton and district Rotary Purple4Polio planting in Jubilee Park.
The Mayor Cllr Kate Anolue and Cllr Bernie Lappage were there with Senior and other members of Rotary, in the rain, to encourage the children from Hounsfield and Sparksfield Schools plant thousands of purple crocus bulbs, near the tennis courts, Rotary have been working Worldwide for over 30 years to rid the world of Polio. The colour purple is important as it is the colour of the dye used on children’s fingers when they have been immunised against Polio.
A big thank you to everyone who entered the Competition this year. We have lots of first-time entries as well as our old friends that enter every year.
To see the results and photo presentation, please click on Results and follow instructions
Well done to everyone who won an award.
Who have benefited from our initiative scheme
At Contemplation Corner Woodcroft Wildspace N21
Enfield in Bloom wish to thank Bob Ladell and his team at the Woodcroft Wildspace for clearing and establishing an area now called “Contemplation Corner” for our new Memorial Bench. The bench already has several plaques commemorating Committee Members who have passed, and some of our present Committee had a toast in memory of them. Our Chairman Dennis planted one of two roses to frame the bench. A willow arch has been planted and this will eventually shade the area.
Over 250 people attended the Awards Ceremony this year.
The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kate Anolue presented the awards with our main sponsors, and the presentation was followed by a wonderful Buffet supplied, with thanks, by the Royal Chace Hotel
Here are a selection of the Trophy and other award winners.
Enfield In Bloom entered gardens into The London Garden Society Awards, and the results were as follows:
- Royal Chace Hotel – Bronze in Hotels category
- Peter Williams – Bronze for display in a Public area, Armfield Hall
- George Kaccouris – Gold & Trophy for large Front Garden
- Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre – Gold & Trophy for Sports Grounds
- Alison Green – Gold & Trophy for Back Garden with Professional Help
- Enfield in Bloom – Solomon Cup for amassing the most points.
Presented by Deputy Mayor, Clr. Kate Anolue and LGS Secretary, Andrew Babicz
The ten plant containers outside the Civic Centre had looked very neglected over recent times and Enfield in Bloom decided that some immediate action was needed.
On Friday 2nd November, eleven Committee Members formed a working party to re-plant the containers. They put on their gardening gloves and armed with their trowels got to work in the sunshine.
Clockhouse Nursery very generously donated all the plants and replacement compost.
Residents and visitors to the Civic Centre commented on the hard work going on and the beautiful result of the finished planting.