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Certificate of Merit

BURY IN BLOOM AND HAZELLS ENCOURGE GARDENING IN RENTAL PROPERTIES FRONT GARDENS

This is the first year that Bury in Bloom have offered rental properties the chance to win a £50 gardening voucher if they received a Certificate of Merit from the Bury in Bloom volunteer judges in July.

The winner this year drawn from the entries received is Mike Ely and his front garden in Crown Street is well know to both residents and visitors alike.

He gets many compliments as people walk towards The Theatre Royal and the Greene King Brewery Café or back into town.

Melanie Lesser Bury in Boom Co-coordinator says ‘ It was generous of Hazells to donate the prize for the competition, which was open to any rented property in the town who was awarded a Certificate of Merit. We will run the promotion again in 2018 and hope that even more tenants of rental properties put themselves forward for the prize. Mike is a deserving winner as he puts so much time and effort into his front garden.’


Left to right, Elizabeth Clement Certificate of Merit Co-ordinator, Melanie Lesser Bury in Bloom Co-ordinator, Mike Ely winner of the voucher, Chris Oakes Hazells letting agents.

Our team of volunteer judges will be looking at every property in Bury St Edmunds between

16 – 22 July 2018

Front gardens big and small, pots, windows boxes and hanging baskets - all are eligible for a certificate of merit.

A good choice plants, well displayed, well maintained and visible from the footpath are the only requirements.


The certificates are awarded to residential and commercial properties displaying attractive use of garden and container grown plants at the front of their property that enhance the appearance of their neighbourhood.

The Highly Commended Award is given to gardens of particular merit.

No entry is necessary and our team of over 50 judges will be looking at the front gardens between Monday July 11th and Sun 17th July 2016 and pop a certificate through the door.

We also have a Highly commended award given to those gardens that make a significant impact on their neighbourhood.

If you would like to nominate a friend of neighbour then please let us know.