The winning team from St Peters
St Peters win floral award
Floral Guernsey entered its 12th year of competition in 2009 and for the second year running it coincided with Summer Floral Festival Week. St Peters picked up the top prize.
Floral Guernsey aims to make the island a more attractive place. It is designed to encourage collaboration across all sectors of the community to improve the local environment.
The judges went around the parishes in early July
In past years initiatives have included the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs and flowers, attractive landscaping, conservation and projects focused on recycling and cleanliness.
In 2009 six parishes in the Bailiwick took part: Forest, Herm Island, St Martin, St Peter Port, St Pierre du Bois and St Saviour.
St Peire du Bois was one of three communities to be given Gold Awards along with Herm and St Martins.
The judges were particularly impressed with St Peter's Give an Hour Scheme, which encouraged residents to donate a small amount of their time to the cause, and the involvement of La Hougette Primary School which also won the Schools Award.
St Peter Port was awarded a Silver Gilt award with the judges making special mention of the improvements in Trinity Square.
Because they won the top award St Pierre du Bois are eligible to enter Britain in Bloom in 2010 as the Bailiwick entrant.
The awards ceremony also saw a moving tribute to long time supporter of Floral Guernsey, Joc Watts, who died earlier this year. Her husband Ray was given a standing ovation as he collected a special print in her honour.
last updated: 13/07/2009 at 14:47
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