Warwick in Bloom reveals its winners of the 2023 competition - here's who won
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Warwick in Bloom has revealed the winners of its 2023 competition.
Organised by Warwick Town Council, this year saw the return of in-person judging following three years of virtual judging with residents and businesses required to submit photos of their entries.
There were 10 categories open for entry from anyone or any business with a CV34 postcode.
The competition attracted both returning and new entries and saw 41 medals awarded, including 14 gold medals, to residents and communities across Warwick.
In judging the competition, the Warwick in Bloom team was joined by Andrew Caine, a professional judge with full expertise on gardening and horticulture.
Head judge Andrew Caine said: “It was an honour to be invited to judge Warwick in Bloom 2023 for the first time.
"What the Warwick community have achieved this year is incredible and it was a pleasure to judge in-person and meet the passionate gardeners.
“There was a wonderfully high standard shown by every entry, and while a thoroughly enjoyable judging experience, it was also a difficult one in choosing the worthy winners.
"However, my sincere congratulations go to our category and medal winners.”
The Overall Winner of Warwick in Bloom 2023 will be revealed at the competition’s prize-giving evening on September 12, which all entries will be invited to attend.
The judge named the category winners as:
Retailers shops Category winner: The Chip Shed, Swan Street (Silver Gilt)
Commercial premises gardens Category winner: Warwick Racecourse, Hampton Road (Gold)
Hotel, public houses, guest houses, B&Bs and restaurants Category winner: The Thomas Lloyd Wetherspoons, Market Place (Gold)
Domestic from garden Category winner: Katherine Cowlard (Gold)
Hanging baskets and window boxes Category winner: Kathy Spackman (Silver Gilt)
Sheltered/retirement accommodation (individuals or groups) Category winner: Rohan Gardens (Gold)
School activity or garden Category winner: Newburgh Primary School (Silver Gilt)
Public access gardens Category winner: Mill Gardens (Gold)
Community participation Category winner: Chase Meadow Community Garden (Gold)
Domestic back garden (virtual due to restricted access) Category winner: Simon and Linda Garwood (Gold)