One group in Mablethorpe and another in Sutton on Sea have been recognised with a special award by East Midlands In Bloom.
The Linkage Community Trust charities cafe in Mablethorpe has received a special judges commendation award thanks to the groundswork untaken by individuals with disabilities.
The five strong team of gardeners, Aidan Maltby, Darren Start, Adam Turner, Alex Rainey and Liam Bolton, led by instructor Ian Patrick at Linkage Green Café in Stanley Avenue in the town has been singled out for praise by Mablethorpe in Bloom 2014.
Ian said: “I’m so proud of the lads’ achievement.
“We have spent a busy year maintaining Linkage Green, planting out and also growing quite a few of our plants from seeds.
“The guys then continue to work at the upkeep of the grounds – weeding, deadheading and general gardening duties, including a huge amount of watering. Our ambition is to go one better and win a trophy next year.”
Graham Parkhurst, chairman of the Mablethorpe in Bloom committee presented a certificate to the team at Linkage Green.
He added: “It’s rare to receive a judges’ award, but we’re delighted that the team and the café have been recognised for their contribution to the town.
“It also recognises the ethos of Linkage to give such work experience to these young men.”
The Sutton on Sea Gardening Group have also been recognised by the In Bloom judges after they recently attended a presentation at St James Hotel in Grimsby.
There they were presented with their ‘It’s your Neighbourhood 2014’ award for The Diana Garden and High Street Planters in the town of Sutton.
The Group received a level four (thriving) and they hope to better this next year with the top award level five (outstanding).