It’s that time of year when we can almost get out and start growing…we would love you to start thinking about entering the Blooming Lambeth Awards 2021. Watch this space for more information!
Our virtual celebration last October was a great chance to celebrate all the growing around the borough – please do watch the video and remind yourselves of all the fabulous the winners. Our favourite quote of the night was “The ground’s the limit”.
This could be you in 2021!
We gave out eight Winner prizes (at £150) and 10 Highly Commended (at £75), with a further four for Outstanding Achievements. A full list of the winners are below and you can see a gallery of all the fabulous photos by clicking here.
The Ivor Picardo award for the most abundant veg patch
Winner: Alison Jones and the Southwell Road Community Garden
Highly commended: Inez Simms from the Edmundsbury Estate garden and Herald Douglas at Horle Walk
Against the Odds
Winner:Catherine Raitt and the Palace Road Estates Residents Association
Get Creative – Public Vote
Winner: Caldwell Estate
Highly Commended: Dave Sohanpal
Best School Garden – Public Vote
Winner: Sudbourne Primary School
Highly Commended: Hitherfield Primary School.
Most Imaginative Container – Public Vote
Winner: Edible Marsh’s Lower Marsh Market
Highly Commended: Coligny Court and Calais Gate
My Lockdown Garden
Winner: Miriam Thripp
Highly Commended – Natasha Lozada and her daughter Samy and Lambeth Towers Community Garden
Above and Beyond
Winners: Bobby Holder and Dawn Pusey from Loughborough Park, and Kathy Jones
Highly Commended: Larkhall Park, Lairdale Estate Community Garden and Rocio Ferro-Adams
Finally, we gave a huge cheer to four people for their Outstanding Achievement in 2020 – to Poppy George and her work at Rosendale Estate, to Fabrice Boltho for growing on thousands of seedlings at Myatt’s Fields Park, to Rob Finlay for his inspiring work on the pesticide campaign and to Chris Daniels for being the ‘best volunteer in the world’.