Annecy Edible Garden in Sandford Park wins Cheltenham Britain in Bloom Outstanding Achievement award
and the Chris Ryder Community Cup.
We knew that our garden was popular with the public, but were nevertheless very pleased to be awarded the Cheltenham Britain in Bloom Outstanding Achievement award in October. Cath and Lorraine were presented with a certificate and silver cup at the awards ceremony by the Mayor. It's nice to have official recognition that people notice and like what we do (as well as eat it!).
The prestigeous Chris Ryder Cup was presented at the Borough Council Allotment Awards. There were a lot of complimentary remarks made about the garden at the ceremony.
At our recent work sessions there were still plenty of lovely flowers to fill the cup for a picture. We carried on with clearing and weeding the beds, carefully leaving the many self-sown salads and flowers for next year. We are keen on letting nature guide our gardening in this way, rather than controlling exactly where things go as it means less seeds to buy. Also, the self-sown plants adapt to local conditions and grow better.
There will be a few more sessions (Mondays 5pm to 6.30ish) to get everything sorted before we stop weekly sessions for the winter. More details on our Food Group page.