Barnsley in Bloom winners receive their awards

Winners from this year’s Berneslai Homes and Barnsley In Bloom garden competition attended a special evening at the Town Hall on Thursday 26th October to collect their awards.

Awards were given in the following categories: general section consisting of best garden; best planter/ basket display; best vegetable garden; best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden; an Older Persons (60+) section consisting of: best garden; best planter/ basket display; best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden and best vegetable garden; and a children’s section for the tallest sunflower and best junior gardener (under 16’s).

Berneslai Homes Director of Customer and Estate Services Dave Fullen said: “It’s great that the competition recognises the efforts of tenants and residents in maintaining a pleasant environment for them and other residents to enjoy.”

Entry forms for next year’s garden competition will be available in the new year. Each year the closing date for entries is mid July and gardens are judged in early August.  Each entry is passed to an independent judge who assesses the gardens in accordance with the category criteria. 

For further information on the garden competition and to see the 2017 winners list visit

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