THE blooming marvellous growers and gardeners who add such colour and charm to the city have been honoured in the 2008 Chester in Bloom prize giving ceremony.
Prizes were presented for the 17 categories in a ceremony conducted by gardening expert, journalist and television presenter Jenny Hendy.
It’s a double celebration as Chester has retained the title of Best City in the RHS North West In Bloom competition – the seventh year Chester has won this prize.
Despite such a wet summer, the Chester in Bloom judges once again toured the length and breadth of Chester district visiting stunning gardens within the 17 categories, including large and small gardens, commercial properties, community groups and allotments.
Winners received a cup, plaque or certificate.
The winners of the domestic and commercial sections also won an exclusive photograph of their family and garden or staff and premises by Paul Anthony Photographic Studios.
This year the Chester Schools in Bloom competition was won jointly by Overleigh St Mary's Primary School and Kelsall Primary School.
The Chester in Bloom competition, organised by Chester City Council, has been running since 1997 and is now part of the gardeners’ calendar in Chester.