Tenby and Saundersfoot garner gardening awards
Several Pembrokeshire towns and villages took silverware back to their communities as the region found success at the recent “Wales in Bloom” awards.
One of the brightest successes was the team from “Tenby in Bloom”. At the awards ceremony held at Wolfscastle Country Hotel, the village captured the best entry in the “Coastal Resort up to 12,000” category. It was the group’s 30th successful bid for recognition.
“We’re delighted to be the first winners in the new category and thrilled to take our 30th title after missing out last year,” said Sue Lane, chairman of the Tenby Group in talking with local media. “It’s tremendous to have our floral achievements recognised in first place. We’re two points up on last year, so we’re creeping closer to that magic gold!
“I’d like to say a huge thanks to the town’s beautification team, every sponsor and anyone who helped in any way. It’s a huge challenge for us to keep our standards up every year, so this accolade shows it’s worth it for Tenby,” she added.
Tenby’s Giltar Hotel also came first in the category for “Hotels, Guest Houses, Public Houses and Restaurants”. Saundersfoot took a silver in coming third in the “Small village” class. Tenby and Saundersfoot are both brilliant holiday cottage destinations in Pembrokeshire. From stunning seaside resorts to rugged coastal walks, the region has amazing natural beauty and is a favourite tourist destination all year round.
Wales in Bloom seeks to help people brighten up their local communities through volunteering and improving the local environment. The effort is supported in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Campaign in Wales.
Also in the Wales in Bloom awards – the town of Usk in Monmouthshire took the title of “Best Large Village” for the 34th year in a row. Members of Usk’s group, Len and Marie Watts won the “Best Garden” award. Their garden was visited by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, last year during a tour of the region.
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