Success blossoms in Belfast
17 Nov 2017
Phillip Adams, from west Belfast won the prestigious Isobel Bennett Award after brightening Colinpark Street with his displays of varying colours of begonia, lillies and ferns. He used hanging baskets, mangers and tall pots to create the colourful displays with judges unanimous in their decision to present him with the award for his efforts.
Individual, community, allotment, and commercial winners celebrated their efforts to help Belfast be a brighter more beautiful city for everyone who lives in, works or visits the city.
For the first time too young people were encouraged to get involved with an award for the best kept school garden – winners included Strathern Prep Department, Seaview Primary School and Oakwood School and Assessment Centre.
Belfast in Bloom aspires to make Belfast a City of flowers and create a warm, friendly welcome to everyone. People of all ages and backgrounds can get involved in rhe competition, now in its 23rd year.
The choice of hanging baskets, window boxes and colourful beds, mangers and flower towers was for the individual with awards for best front garden, best community group and street as well best community garden.
Allotments too were not forgotten with Blythefield being named Best Allotment site, while commercial winners included Ten Square Hotel; the Errigle Inn; the Kitchen Bar; Limelight and Commercial Court.
A full list of award winners is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/belfastinbloom