The winners of this year’s Newmarket in Bloom gardening competition have been praised for helping to brighten up the town.
Green-fingered residents and businesses have been busy sprucing up their gardens to claim the top spots in the annual contest.
Organiser Paul Stearn said: “The entrants showed a high standard once again. There are entries from people that have won in previous years and I think it still shows that there’s a devotion to the competition and also to helping brighten up Newmarket.”
Paul gave a special mention to the winner of Best Front Garden, Hazel Harvey - her sixth win in a row - and Kennett pub The Bell, which has won for the second year running in the Best Pub category.
He said: “I think the winners who are really difficult to beat are Hazel Harvey and The Bell pub in Kennett.
“They both took our advice from last year and were particularly good in this competition with first-class, exemplary displays.”
Darren Cade, of Granary Road, also won praise from judges and was awarded first prize in the Best Small Front Garden category.
Paul said: “Darren really excelled. His garden stood out amongst all the others in his street.”
An awards evening will be held at The Severals Sports Pavilion on Friday, September 20, at 7pm where winners will receive their prizes.
The full list of winners:
• Small Front Garden: 1 Darren Cade, Granary Road; 2 Adrian Botwright, Princes Close, Exning; 3 Allan Dixon, Rous Road.
• Front Garden: 1 Hazel Harvey, Cheveley Road; 2 Janet Boston, Rochfort Avenue.
• All Year Round: Joint winners - Neil Cameron, of Churchill Avenue, and Sidney Suttle, of Trinity Drive.
• Hanging Basket: 1 Barbara Bell, Selwyn Close; 2 Darren Cade, Granary Road.
• New Entrant: Frederick Barton, of Edinburgh Road.
• Best Business: The National Horseracing Museum, High Street.
• Best Industrial: In a Spin, Exning Road.
• Best Pub: The Bell, Kennett.
• Best Hotel: Bedford Lodge Hotel, Bury Road, Newmarket.gg