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7th October 2009 THE 2009 ROSS IN BLOOM AWARD WINNERS..................
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The format of Ross-in-Bloom changed this year in that all those who wished to be judged were required to fill in an entry form and one hundred and fifty people across all the different categories did so. The local judging was completed in July, with the few 'secret' results that are only announced at the Annual Presentation being completed during August. In the past there have been over 800 results but this year has seen a marked decrease, as there were not the number of entries expected. However, all those judged were of a very high standard. Judging marks are adapted from the Britain in Bloom marking system - by percentage. This means every floral display in the town is capable of getting a Gold Award.

The marking system used this year was as follows: ˇ Gold 86% and over ˇ Silver Gilt 76% to 85% ˇ Silver 66% to 75% ˇ Bronze 56% to 65%.

The Ross-in-Bloom results for 2009 can be seen in alphabetical order below the photo >>>


The Ross in Bloom trophies.

The 2009 Award Winners:

Adopt a box Containers: Gold - Escape, Silver Gilt - Ross & Monmouth Sea Cadets and both of the Ross Lions Boxes. Silver - 1st Ross Rainbows and Wallace Hall Planted Water Trough.
Commercial Premises: Gold - Growmaster Hydroponics, Silver Gilt - Like's Florist, Pots and Pieces and Ross Old Books. Silver - Little Chic, Lucas Motorcycles, William Bevan and Broadmeadow Caravan Park. Bronze - Rudhall Brook Furnishers, Abbotsfield Funeral Directors and Ross Car Centre. Containers, Planters, Baskets, etc: Gold -10 Parsons Croft and 75 Tudor Rise. Silver Gilt - Orchard House 6th Avenue, Café Jazz, Music Box, 7 Crofts Lane, 8 Henry Street and 2 Nursery Road. Silver - 10 Arundel Close, 7 Bluebell Close, 4 Brampton Avenue, Appletrees Chase View Road, Morris Bricknell, 25 Nursery Road, 4 Rudhall Close and Lennox, Fernbank Road. Bronze - Horse & Jockey and 60 River View.

Hotel, Restaurant or Inn: Gold - Chase Hotel. Silver Gilt - King Charles II. Silver - Wilton Court and Royal Hotel. Bronze - Crown & Sceptre.
Private Front Garden: Gold - 10 Beechwood, Stoney Stile Chase View Road, 23 Cottage Park, 1 Danum Road, 3 Foxglove Close, Rose Cottage Greytree Rise, Berwyn Hildersley, 1 Lakeside Drive, 1 Nursery Road, 21 The Crofts, 4 Three Crosses Road and 24 Tudor Rise. Silver Gilt - 22 Chatsworth Close, Roseanna Gloucester Road, The Larches Greytree, 8 & 9 Prospect terrace, 20, 47,49 & 5 Nursery Road, 12 Sugarloaf Crescent, 14 & 3 The Mead and 60 & 75 Tudor Rise. Silver - 15 Merrivale Lane, 1 Rudhall Close, 10 Sugarloaf Crescent, 36 The Gresleys, Grosmont House Walford Road, The Bungalow Chapel Lane, 55 Nursery Road and 9 Overross Farm. Bronze - 2 Metcalfe Close, 17 & 18 Nursery Road and Willow Cottage Rope Walk.
Private Guest House: Gold - The White House.
Retired Community: Gold - Merton House. Silver Gilt - Bernard Hackett Court, Goodrich Court, Wallace Court and Woodside Resource Centre. Silver - Fonteine Court, Ross Court, Vine Tree Park and Cottage Park. Bronze - 3 Millpond Street.
Retired Front Gardens: Gold - 58 Goodrich Court. Silver Gilt - 8 Merrick Place, 48 & 45 Fonteine Court, 10, 14, 2, 40 & 9 Goodrich Court, Blenwood Hawthorne Lane, Room 11, 18 & 19 Ross Court, 23 The Gresleys, 11 & 12 Vine Tree Park. Silver - 20 Alton Street, 11, 15 & 21 Cottage Park, 60 Goodrich Court, 16 Merrivale Lane, Rooms 19, 8 & 9 Ross Court, 4 Rudhall Close, 1, 15, 19, 2, 24, 25, 35, 4, 40, 8 & 9 Vine Tree Park, 36 & 6 Wallace Court. Bronze - 8 Milton terrace, Lennox Fernbank Road, 1 & 39 Fonteine Court, 2 Harefield, 26, 37 & 39 Vine Tree Park.
Secret Garden: Gold - King Charles II. Silver Gilt - Wilton Castle and Wilton Court. Silver - Larruperz Centre, Ross Conservative Club and Ross Pre School Playgroup. Bronze - Horse & Jockey, John Kyrle Retirement Club and the Royal Hotel.
Street: Gold - Nursery Road. Silver Gilt - High Street, Brookend Street and Sugar Loaf Crescent.

There were a lot of excellent garden displays this year that could have got very high marks if they had been entered for judging. This may be worth thinking about in the future. Think about having a go next year. Also think about having a go with your neighbours for 6 or more properties in your street. There could again have been plenty to chose from this year. Any mistakes and omissions are unintentional and apologies are given if this has happened. The results on the certificates delivered in August are the correct ones. All certificates for the above have been delivered by hand this year to save on postage. This list is also available to view in the Heritage Centre until Christmas.

The list of Community Winners and Surprise Awards will be released after the Presentation Evening on 11th October at the Phoenix Theatre.


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