Gardeners were growing for gold in a national competition to find the best blooming places around the country. Herne Bay was the overall winner of the coastal town category in
the Britain in Bloom awards, and also harvested a silver gilt medal in
It follows their success in the South and South East in
Bloom awards, and they triumphed over a host of towns, including Bangor,
Great Yarmouth and Sidmouth.
Herne Bay in Bloom chairman Margaret Burns attended a ceremony in
Guernsey with secretary Colleen Ashwin-Kean and received the award from
Countryfile and The One Show presenter Matt Baker.
“We are over the moon. It is a great tribute to the fantastic support that we have
received from our sponsors, local businesses, voluntary and community
groups and schools in Herne Bay, and also a wonderful reward for all
the hard work of the Herne Bay in Bloom team.
I am extremely proud of everyone who has taken part and am sure
that because of our combined efforts even more visitors and residents
will come to enjoy the colourful seafront gardens, urban meadow-
planted verges, parks and open spaces and everything that our lovely
town has to offer.”