Four star award for Blenheim Gardens

    Four star award for Blenheim Gardens

    Four star award for Blenheim Gardens

    Friday 11 March 2016

    Beautiful Blenheim Gardens in Minehead has won a top award from the Britain in Bloom initiative.

    The Gardens gained four stars and silver gilt in the South West in Bloom parks awards at a ceremony held at Exeter University.

    It is the first time Blenheim Gardens had entered the competition and the efforts of all involved in improving the park over recent months has been rewarded.

    Council Open Spaces staff have worked hard with volunteers to make Blenheim blooming beautiful – planting beds, pruning shrubs, repainting and refurbishing benches and encouraging events.

    Blenheim Gardens is West Somerset’s flagship park and covers six acres in the centre of Minehead. Created in the 1920s, the gardens are mature with spring and summer bedding displays, a wide range of trees, shrubs and perennials that thrive in the mild maritime climate.

    The gardens has its own bandstand for summer concerts and brass bands – always a family favourite – as well as a seasonal putting course, a Burma Star Memorial Garden and seating.

    Cllr Martin Dewdney, Lead Member for Environment with West Somerset Council, is delighted the Gardens have gained recognition from SW in Bloom.

    “A great deal of work has been carried out by staff and our wonderful volunteers who give up their own time to make Blenheim Gardens beautiful and I would like to thank everyone involved.”

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    Contact:

    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 email d.rundle@tauntondeane.gov.uk