Bloomin’ marvellous! Entries for this year’s Ely in Bloom competition are real show-stoppers

PUBLISHED: 11:34 30 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:34 30 July 2014

Ely In Bloom judges. Judges Left: Terry Overall, Betty Seymour and Cllr Nigel Clarke with the display at the police station.

Ely In Bloom judges. Judges Left: Terry Overall, Betty Seymour and Cllr Nigel Clarke with the display at the police station.

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Judging for this year’s Ely in Bloom competition has taken place – but the identity of the winners will remain a secret for a few weeks yet!

An 11-strong panel of judges gathered last Wednesday to inspect entries for this year’s competition which featured four categories: best tubs, best open space, best community space and best restaurant.

Entrants were marked out of 10 by edge judge before scores were collated at the end of the day and the winners selected.

But their identities will remain a closely guarded secret until the awards evening, which takes place on August 12, from 7pm, in the City of Ely Council’s Market Street offices.

Ely In Bloom judges. Cllr Ian Lindsay judging the display at the Minster public house. Ely In Bloom judges. Cllr Ian Lindsay judging the display at the Minster public house.

Cllr Alison Arnold said she was sworn to secrecy but said there were a few entries that came close to perfect scores.

She said: “Judging went very well this year. We had some fantastic entries in tubs and community spaces and though there were no perfect scores, there were a few who came very close.”

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