Monday, 3 October 2011

'Outstanding' with the Lord Mayor

Snuff Mills Action Group have just attended a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor to celebrate Bristol in Bloom. We were awarded an 'outstanding' award by the RHS for all the work we have done to improve the garden.

In their comments about the garden the RHS and Bristol in Bloom said, "It is unbelievable that this high standard of horticulture has been achieved with such a small working group, bearing in mind that the volunteer sessions are held on Wednesday mornings and weekends. The group are a credit to the local community and also to the local authority. The standards of the gardens could easily equal the standards of any National Trust or other estate gardens. As soon as you enter the gardens, you're left both speechless and breathless.

On their visit the judges described the garden as 'the icing on the cake' for Bristol in Bloom and another one said, 'Wow - what more can I say.'

This is praise indeed. Special congratulations to Jean, Mark, Cheryl (pictured here with the Lord Mayor) and all our committed gardeners.


andy-s said...

Absolutely, brilliantly well done to you gardeners! Praise indeed and truly well-deserved.

Andrew H said...

Congratulations. Will you be entering Bristol in Bloom next Year?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the award for work well done. I visited snuff mills about a week ago and was impressed with the garden and in particular with the black stemmed flowering shrub. Can you let me know its name?

stevem said...

The name of the shrub is Shoo Fly Plant 'NICANDRA'.
Easy to grow annual, please help yourself to seed, when in area.