Rustington welcomes South & South East in Bloom team for judging day

Rustington’s impressive floral displays were put to the test yesterday when the South & South East in Bloom team arrived for judging day. Rustington Parish Council vice-chairman Alison Cooper, Rustington-in-Bloom chairman Steve Perry and Michael Harwood from Ferring Nurseries welcomed judges Paul Dalby and Barry Newman and showed them around the village.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 10:59 am
ks190409-11 Rustington in Bloom phot kate One of the striking floral displays.ks190409-11

South & South East in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in the region, involving hundreds of communities each year. Rustington has a long history of excellence, with prizes last year including a gold for Rustington Methodist Church Garden and outstanding awards for Coastal Workshop, Oakhurst Gardens, Rustington Hall, The Chaucery Memorial and the The Hidden Twitten.

The judges are shown the First World War soldier themed flower bed in the village centre. Picture: Kate Shemilt
Stunning displays. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-12
Stunning hanging baskets. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-13
Rustington-in-Bloom committee members with the judges. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-3
The judges are shown the recent enhancement at Abbotswood Corner. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-4
Rustington-in-Bloom judging day, from left, judge Paul Dalby, Michael Harwood from Ferring Nurseries, Rustington Parish Council vice-chairman Alison Cooper, judge Barry Newman and Rustington-in-Bloom chairman Steve Perry. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-1
The judges looked in detail at the displays on Abbotswood Corner. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-5
Judges looking at a display in Ashwood Drive. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-7
The judges discuss the floral displays and planting around the village. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-8
The judges inspecting various floral displays and planting around the village. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-9
The First World War commemorative displace at Abbotswood Corner was recently replaced with Union Flags and flags for Sussex, Rustington and Rustington-in-Bloom. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-6