Bad weather fails to dampen a bumper year for Ely in Bloom

WONDERFUL displays of blooms, blossoms and bouquets made this year’s Ely in Bloom competition a roaring success.

An awards ceremony held at the City of Ely Council on Tuesday evening saw more than 40 people honoured for their efforts creating some eye-catching garden displays, hanging baskets and flower beds.

Overall winner this year was the sheltered housing scheme at Fairfax Court, though there were prizes and commendations for plenty of other entrants.

Chairman of the Ely in Bloom committee, Cllr Shirley Overall said: “It was an outstanding this year, the work that people put in to create these displays, even in their own gardens, is just superb.

“We included more categories again this year and the standard continues to be very high, it has been a great success and we are already turning our attentions to next year’s event.”


Best Hanging Basket/Container/Window Box

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1 Mr and Mrs Murfitt, 100 St John’s Rd and Mr and Mrs Elliot, 6 The Paddock

3 26 Canute Crescent

4Mr and Mrs Feltell, 98 St John’s Rd

Highly Commended

Mr Colin Rich, 43 Beresford Rd

Ms Beverley Harrod, Briar Close

Mr and Mrs Williams, 3 Hertford Close

Mr and Mrs Barber 80 St John’s Rd

Mrs N Coatman, 21 West End

Mr and Mrs Lawrence, 66 Welland Place

Mrs and Mrs Collier, 26 Larkfield Rd

Mrs and Mrs Woodbine, 18 Larkfield Rd

Ms Derrick, 29 Sycamore Lane

Best Shop Window

1 Yarn on the Square

2 Tindalls

3 Burrows Book Shop

Best Public House Floral Disaply

1 High Flyer

2 West End

3 The Fountain

Best Volunteer Group Flower Bed

1 The King’s School

2 Princess of Wales RAFA Garden

3 St Peter’s Church

Best Sheltered Housing Community Garden

1 Fairfax Court

2 Militia Way and Ribe Court

Best Commercial Hanging Basket/Container/Window Box

1 War memorial

2 Angela Mellor Gallery

3 Ely Golf Club

Overall Winner

Fairfax Court