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Stunning wildflower display scoops Anglia in Bloom win for Hunstanton




Hunstanton has won Best Wildflower Display in this year’s Anglia In Bloom competition.

The ‘river’ on the verge in Oasis Way caught judges’ eyes and was voted the top entry.

Hunstanton in Bloom committee will get a trophy for the winning display, achieved with seed set in previous years as nothing new was sown this year.

The wildflowers in Oasis Way (42171506)
The wildflowers in Oasis Way (42171506)

Corn chamomile, corn marigold, common poppy, cornflower and numerous other species flowered. They attracted common blue, small white, small skipper, wall brown and meadow brown butterflies.

Hunstanton in Bloom vice-chairman Adrian Winnington said: “With both Anglia In Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions having to be cancelled this year new ways of sharing ideas and expertise had to be found.

“Anglia in Bloom decided to hold a virtual campaign. Communities throughout the Anglia region were asked to submit photographs and descriptions of entries in a number of different categories.”

The wildflowers in Oasis Way. (42171504)
The wildflowers in Oasis Way. (42171504)

Hunstanton will receive certificates for its entries in Local Authority Planting (The Esplanade Gardens), Conservation Project (Native Fruiting Hedge in Henry Le Strange Community Orchard and Cliff Top Grassland), Sustainable Planting (resident’s garden) and Public Art (North Promenade Ceramic Tile Wall and Rainbow Rock Bed).

Meanwhile, Hunstanton in Bloom decided to hold its own virtual competition. Winners and all entrants received a certificate and garden vouchers, sponsored by Hunstanton Town Council.

Winners were: Tallest Sunflower – Toby and Chloe Johnson; Miniature Container Garden – Mercedes Ottoway; Fun With Flowerpots – Patrick and Lesley Richardson.

Toby and Chloe Johnson with their winning sunflower (42171496)
Toby and Chloe Johnson with their winning sunflower (42171496)

Cllr Winnington thanked West Norfolk Council parks staff for their planting in the Esplanade Gardens and planters around the town.

He added: “Thank you also to those adopt-a-bedders who were able to tend their flower beds during this time.”

Pat and Lesley Richardson's rainbow arch (42171500)
Pat and Lesley Richardson's rainbow arch (42171500)

South Wootton’s Paul and Judy Davey won Anglia in Bloom’s Best Hanging Basket category.



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