Anglia In Bloom 2017: Full list of winners and regional mentions
PUBLISHED: 10:47 14 September 2017
The horticultural achievements of the East Anglian region have been recognised once more, as winners were crowned at the annual Anglia in Bloom awards ceremony.
This year held at the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston, the ceremony saw the culmination of months of judging and deliberation, with the committee awarding gold, silver gilt, silver and bronze awards to recognition of each communities floral efforts.
There were also overall winners crowned across more than 20 different categories - many of which were brought home to Norfolk and Waveney.
Bob Ollier, Anglia in Bloom chairman, said: “The Anglia in Bloom communities should be justifiably proud of this year’s achievements.
“This year, standards continued on from last year with excellent awards achieved, with 50 gold, 27 silver gilt, nine silver and one bronze awarded.”
One place in particular which enjoyed a great deal of success in the awards was Filby. The village itself was named winner of the village category, while Filby Bridge was best restaurant and Adrian Thompson claimed special recognition for long and voluntary service.
The full list of winners and Norfolk and Waveney mentions are as follows:
Best overall entry: Bury St Edmunds
Best village: Filby
Best small town: Overall: Frinton-on-sea. Gold: Downham Market, Halesworth. Silver Gilt: South Wootton, Holt
Best town: Halstead. Silver Gilt: Swaffham. Certificate of achievement: Attleborough
Best large town: Bury St Edmunds. Gold: King’s Lynn, Wisbech
Best city: Norwich.
Best urban community: Waterlees (Wisbech)
Best coastal: Hunstanton. Gold: Great Yarmouth. Silver Gilt: Lowestoft
Best business improvement district: Norwich BID
Best historic and heritage parks: Wrest Park and Garden
Best large park: Eaton Park, Norwich. Gold: Abbey Gardens, Nowton Park, both Bury St Edmunds
Best medium park: Halstead public gardens. Silver: Halesworth Town Park
Best small park: Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft. Gold: St Peter’s Gardens, Wisbech. Silver gilt: Jenny Lind Park, Norwich, Kensington Gardens, Lowestoft
Best small cemeteries: Old Linslade Cemetery. Silver gilt: Wisbech General Cemetery. Silver: Halesworth Closed Cemetery, Holt Cemetery
Best large cemetery: Dunstable
Best churchyard: Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rayleigh. Gold: Roman Catholic Cathedral, Norwich, Filby All Saints, Churchyard. Silver gilt: St Stephen’s Churchyard, Norwich.
Best crematorium: Fenland. Silver gilt: Great Yarmouth
Best woodland: Danby Woods, Norwich
Best pub: Adam and Eve, Norwich. Gold, The Whalebone, Norwich. Silver: Live and Let Live, Downham Market.
Best Hotel: Georgian Town House Norwich. Silver gilt: The Assembly House, Norwich, Gunton Hall Hotel, Lowestoft, The Golden Lion, Hunstanton, Corton Coastal Village Hotel. Silver: Brook Hotel, Norwich
Best restaurant: Filby Bridge Restuarant. Silver gilt: The Assembly House, Norwich
Best new entry: Woburn
Most consistently improved: Coggeshall
The Mike Ames Award: Jo and Reg Chiddock (Norwich), Adrian Thompson (Filby), Jon Attoe (Norwich)
Special award for a conservation project: Filby School Clay Pits Project
Special award for environmental qualities: Bury St Edmunds
Special award for a garden for special needs: Escape Project, Swaffham
Special award for industrial and commercial area: Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth
Special award for public open spaces: Eaton Park, Norwich
Special award for a young person’s project: Meadow Gate School, Wisbech