Northumbria in Bloom began in 1964. The region covers the area from Berwick in the North down to Cleveland in the south and west to Greenhead.
It is a community gardening competition designed to bring cheer to the country.
All of the judges are volunteers and come from a variety of horticultural backgrounds.
Northumbria in Bloom is part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign. They run an annual nationwide gardening competition that involves cities, towns and villages.
Seaton Valley Council works with our communities to help in entering them into Northumbria in Bloom’s Small Town and Large Village Award Categories each year.
Northumbria In Bloom Awards 2019
The hard work of the Seaton Valley In Bloom Groups were rewarded at the annual Northumbria In Bloom presentations that took place on the 25 September.
The results for Seaton Vallley are:
In the Large Villages category, Holywell village was the overall winner and received a Gold medal. The judges said ‘Holywell has a rich mining and farming heritage. The in-Bloom team has worked hard to make the village a colourful and neat and tidy environment. They have achieved brilliant results with the help of community volunteers and are very talented fundraisers’.
Also entered into the Large Village category was Seghill who received a Silver medal.
BEST CITY AND TOWN CENTRES AND BIDS:
Seaton Delaval (Town Centre & Roundabout) – Gold
BEST CARE RESIDENTIAL CONVALESCENT HOME, HOSPICE OR DAYCARE:
Holywell, Concorde House Residents – Silver Gilt
BEST PRIVATE GARDEN:
Seghill, Mr Malcolm Collins, Whiteford Place – Gold
Here’s what the medals mean:
- Gold– outstanding
- Silver Gilt– very good
- Silver– good
- Bronze– average
- Merit– Fair
Some of the pictures of the Holywell In Bloom Group at the awards ceremony