Guildford in Bloom Awards

A packed award ceremony at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre was attended by many GAS Tenants to receive their awards. Over 180 entered the Allotment and Kitchen Garden Category , the best ever entry from GAS. The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all that attended.

The host for the evening was Jo Talbot Presenter of BBC Surrey Dig It programme. Those who have not tuned in before should listen on Sunday mornings between 9 am and 12 as gardening experts and Jo answer phone-in queries from gardeners on all aspects of gardening. It is a light hearted look at gardening and can be recommended by us as a good informative and enjoyable way to pass Sunday mornings.


There were plenty of Gold Medal Winners this year, a lot more than last year, and the judges say there is a marked improvement in the general standard of plots each year.


The Award for Best in Category went to Les and Stella Hind from Burpham Site, who are relative newcomers to allotmenting having only had their plot for 2 and a half years. A celebration was held on the Community Plot at Burpham by other tenants on Saturday morning to congratulate Les and Stella .