THE gardeners of Bath Terrace who won the Valerie Ayres Cup for Best Newcomers in the Teignmouth in Bloom Awards.

One of the original organisers Valerie Ayres, of the Teignmouth in Bloom did her best to encourage local townspeople to enter the competition each year and she especially encouraged newcomers by the award of the Valerie Ayres Cup.

In the latest competition for the Best Road, Bath Terrace and the adjoining alley way were the winners. The competition drew the best out of the entrants in improving this alleyway with imaginative use of plants, supports, containers and path surfaces.

This one example goes to show what can be done to improve our townscape without enormous expense.

Teignmouth in Bloom Competition results:

Theme, best floral display, Jubilee Red, White, Blue with a silver lining – 1st, 26 Hazeldown Road; 2nd, Friends of Teignouth Cemetery FOTC.

Best private residence garden – 1st, 26 Hazeldown Road; 2nd, 1 Hermosa Gardens; 3rd, 1, Maudlin Drive.

Best planted containers of any type at a private residence – 1st, 1 Bath Terrace; 2nd, 26 Hazeldown Road; 3rd, 3, The Triangle.

Best rose exhibit in a private garden- in memory of John Vaughan – 1, Maudlin Drive.

Best school garden or planting of any type – 1st, TCS Mill Lane.

Best allotment – 1st, Coombe Valley Plot no 35; 2nd, Coombe Valley Plot no 19; 3rd, Broadmeadow, Plot no 25B.

Best commercial premises – 1st, Blue Anchor.

Best community group effort – Railway Station.

Best road – Bath Terrace.

Best tropical plant – Blue Anchor Inn Bomarea.

Film Maker’s Choice (Viv Wilson) – 26, Hazeldown Road.

Best Newcomer – Bath Terrace Alley gardeners.