An amazing transformation in Buckwell Street
A garden designed by residents in Buckwell Street scooped the Thriving Award at the South West in Bloom Awards, which culminated in a glittering ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay.
South West in Bloom is one of a number of regional competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the largest horticultural campaign in Europe. The contest’s aim is to improve and regenerate local environments through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects.
The Buckwell Street residents were involved each step of the way, choosing the flowers and design – and the results were truly impressive, once the flowerbed began to bloom. Kim Taylor, area manager of Environmental and Landscaping Services; Brian Parker, Environmental Services supervisor and Martin Hillier and Albert Bowen, PCH Rangers, were instrumental in completing the works at Buckwell Street.
Brian said: “This is a great award to win as it’s something that the whole community was involved in. When we’re in the area carrying out work, we are sometimes stopped by tourists visiting the area who tell us how beautiful it looks, and quite often by people in the local area who pass on their comments on how it has transformed the area with such a burst of colour.”