Tresco Triumphs In Britain In Bloom Awards

tresco flowersTresco has triumphed in the national Britain in Bloom awards.

In the National finals that were held in Bristol last week, the island was awarded Gold in the Small Village category and also the discretionary Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Award for Conservation and Wildlife.

That’s principally for the programme of introducing and encouraging the breeding of the rare red squirrels.

The judges invited Tresco to go the national contest after their success in the regional awards last year, the first time they have entered.

Mike Nelhams says the judges were thorough in their assessment, which went beyond what’s publicly on display in the gardens.

He said the award isn’t just about “pretty flowers” but also the way they garden and their environmental and community credentials.

Tresco retained the South West in Bloom Mary Mortimer Cup for the second year running and took a Gold Award for their overall standards.

Adam and Tania Dorrien Smith collected the awards, which were given out by Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Mike Nelhams says the award increases the awareness of Scilly and he was delighted by the judges’ decision.