Sutton on Sea blooms with colour

Sutton on Sea displays are blooming.
Sutton on Sea displays are blooming.

Sutton on Sea Gardening Group has brought the town alive with colour - just in time for the East Midlands In Bloom judging held last week.

The gardening group became independent back in 2013 and their main aim was to bring back colour to the town. Since then they have been working tirelessly to achieve their goal.

Along the way, the group have also taken on the maintenance of a boat filled with flowers which used to be ‘Leslie’. But this year ‘Leslie’ has been replaced with a new boat, ‘The Meridale’, which now stands proud in the pleasure gardens. This year’s route took in the town’s beautiful landscape and some of the places on route included The Bacchus Hotel, the Methodist Church Gardens and the Diana Gardens.

Sutton on Sea Gardening Group chair, Kath Riggall, commented: “I would just like to thank everyone for all the hard work and effort they have put in this year, including the beautiful knitted garden which can be seen at Watson Home Hardware store, presented by the Knit and Natter Group.

“We are very proud of the work we due as a small group of volunteers and we will continue to carry on this good work for the community and visitors alike to enjoy.”

Judge Dave Bramwell added: “One word to sum up my visit to Sutton on Sea today is inspiring. As soon as I arrived, I could see how much hard work and effort had gone in and as a visitor it was like being transported back in time to the 1950s.

“There is so much attention to detail here which is fantastic with so many different aspects in this year’s entry. This group seems to be the glue that is bringing the whole community together and they should be so proud of what they have achieved in such a small amount of time.”