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.
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It has been a mild but very wet winter and let us all hope that 2020 will be a good growing year for everyone’s gardens. Now is the time to be planning for the spring.
No matter how small your garden is, even balconies, you can enter our Annual Garden Competition.
Entry is free of charge to all Enfield Residents.
Entry forms will be available in the spring and judging takes place from last week of June until end of first week July.
We have many categories and the judges are looking at a selection of the listing below depending on the category.
Points will be given for:
- Visual Impact (colour and design)
- Cultivation and Maintenance (free of weeds, clean paths and well pruned shrubs/bushes)
- Quality and Quantity of planting (subject to the type of garden)
- Environmentally Friendly (water butts, bird feeders, bee friendly plants etc)
- Cleanliness (litter free)
- All year interest and planting suitable for location
- Difficulty (masses of bedding plants with little else will lose points)
- Awards are given for the standard achieved. We do not have firsts, second, etc.
We have Gold standard, Silver standard, Bronze standard and there can be more than one of each standard in any category. Those reaching these standards will be invited to our Awards Presentation at the Royal Chase Hotel, in November.
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.
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