After another year of hard work by the Sark Community Blooms group, the island was looking at its best today for the RHS Britain in Bloom judges. Sark won last year’s regional round so this year is representing the Bailiwick in the national competition. The three judges visited the Permaculture Garden at Stocks as well as seeing various projects around the island. They were shown the gardens at the new Sanctuary Centre and local school children introduced them to their Forest School site and bug hotel. The visit ended with a tour of the Seigneurie Gardens with Seigneur Christopher Beaumont. The judges enjoyed their flying visit and seemed impressed with what they saw. Chairman of the panel Jon Wheatley said, “We’re looking for good quality horticulture, a good environment but above all we’re looking for a brilliant community and you’ve certainly got one here.” The results of the competition will be announced in the autumn.
Pictures by Sue Daly
Very special transport for our VIPs
Caroline explains some of the projects in the village
Heading for the Chapel
Ron sets off for the Seigneurie
The judges, Helen, Jon & Theresa
Waving goodbye at the Seigneurie