The winners have been chosen for the colourful and creative Broxbourne in Bloom 2022 competition.
This year saw the contest make a special return to the Borough as part of the local Platinum Jubilee celebrations. There was a range of entries from across Broxbourne with the requirement that all were on public view, adding more colour to the district during this historic occasion.
There were three categories when the competition was launched, with judges adding a fourth for Best Public House due to a number of worthwhile entries from local businesses. Judging was carried out by the Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Paul Seeby, the Cabinet Member for the Environment Councillor David Holliday, and the Council’s Green Spaces and Sustainability teams.
- Best Front Garden – 44 Rochford Close, Turnford
- Runner Up – 10 Baas Lane, Broxbourne
- Best Container – The Drill Hall, 178 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt
- Runner Up – 14 Maybury Avenue, Cheshunt
- Best Environmentally Friendly – 41 Walton Road, Hoddesdon
- Runner Up – 15 Rowley Gardens, Hoddesdon
- Best Public House – Prince of Wales Pub, Goffs Oak
- Runner Up – The White Swan, Hoddesdon
The overall winner of the competition went to the resident at 44 Rochford Close, who only started gardening during lockdown and now has an array of containers, shrubs, grass and sitting areas, and a composting area all viewable from the public pathway.
Councillor Paul Seeby, the Mayor of Broxbourne, said:
It was fantastic to see the Borough at its most bright and colourful for HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our congratulations to all the winners and runners-up, and thanks to everybody who entered Broxbourne in Bloom 2022.
Councillor David Holliday, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:
It was great to see how different people made the most of the space available to them, including colourful containers, a ladder repurposed for hanging pots, and large beds of lovely lavender being enjoyed by Broxbourne’s pollinators.