We had some fantastic results in the 2018 Richmond in Bloom competition.  Congratulations to Bishop Duppa’s, the residents and our gardeners at BD, Stephen Charles, for being the overall winner in the Community Building category. Bishop Duppa’s has received a special plaque which will have pride of place on the wall at the almshouses!

In the same category, Michel’s Almshouses and Houblon’s Almshouses won Gold, and Church Estate and Queen Elizabeth’s Almshouses won Silver Gilt.

In the Residential frontage category, Margaret Payler and Jean Newport at Michel’s won a Gold award and Joy Sayles at Michel’s, Rita Compton and John Coles at Church Estate and Beryl Read at Hickey’s won Silver Gilt. A Silver award was won by Michael Brien, Barbara Costanzo, Lisa Blakemore, Betty Johnson and Terri Ekkel at Bishop Duppa’s and Michael Hobbs and Richard Yardley at Hickey’s. Our Scheme Manager, Linda, attended the prize giving ceremony along with Michael Hobbs, Richard Yardley and John Coles and they collected all the prizes.  Congratulations to everyone!