Members of Banstead Horticultural Society are joined by representatives of BViB for the Banstead May Queen parade in 2019.
2019 has been an exciting year in which we and other members of the community have once again entered Banstead Village into the South and South East In Bloom competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society.
As ever the BViB committee has been inspired by the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the efforts of everyone involved to make the village a more beautiful place.
The results were announced in September and BViB won a Gold Award for the work it has done in Banstead throughout 2019.
Best Front Garden Competition
Again this year we have run the Best Front Garden Competition.
We always get some fabulous entries and we enjoy being inspired by Banstead Village's pretty and well-tended front gardens.
The competition is open to all residents within the boundary and we encourage everyone eligible to enter. Front gardens are important to our environment particularly in the wake of climate change and they also enhance the experience of passers-by.
The results for 2019 were announced at the BHS Autumn Show and the manager from Specsavers, sponsors to BViB, presented the prizes. Some incredibly hard work and thought had gone into the local gardens entered in this competition. And we really do appreciate the efforts of those involved and wish to thank them for entering. It was very tight at the top with just 0.3 of a percentage
point separating the top three gardens.
The winner was a resident of Fiddicroft Avenue, who wins the £30 prize and the worthy runners-up received Certificates of Merit.
We could not help noticing while going around Banstead that there are some lovely front gardens and wish more had entered. Consider yours for next year, or encourage anyone in your road. They do not need be members of the society.