Making Ely a ‘lovelier place’: city’s fantastic floral displays recognised as Ely in Bloom winners are crowned

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUS

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The floral fanatics behind the display at Fairfax Court in Ely are celebrating after the outdoor space scooped the overall winners award at Ely in Bloom for the second consecutive year.

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUS

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

Councillor Alison Arnold, who organises and judges the competition every summer, announced the winners at the Maltings in the city this week.

The Mayor of Ely, Cllr Richard Hobbs, was on hand to present the awards to the lucky winners from five categories.

The winners of the small commercial category was Cathedral Veterinary Surgery, while the Cathedral Coffee Shop came first in the larger commercial category.

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUS

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

West End House scooped first prize in the Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs category, with the Prince Albert and Minster Tavern taking the runners-up spots.


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Fairfax Court also won best sheltered housing gardens and the best volunteer group went to the Ambulance Station from the Royal British Legion.

Deputy mayor of Ely, Cllr Mike Rouse, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and runners up.

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUS

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

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“As our mayor said, everyone’s efforts make Ely a lovelier place.”

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUS

The winners of Ely in Bloom 2017's five categories received their awards this week. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

Fairfa Court. Photo: MIKE ROUSE

Fairfa Court. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Cathedral Veterinary Centre. Photo: MIKE ROUSE

The Cathedral Veterinary Centre. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The winner of Ely in Bloom's Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs category, West End House. Photo: MIKE ROUSE

The winner of Ely in Bloom's Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs category, West End House. Photo: MIKE ROUSE - Credit: Archant

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