idverde UK is thrilled to have contributed to success in the Colchester in Bloom Awards

The annual Anglia in Bloom awards ceremony took place on the 6th September 2016 in Great Yarmouth, welcoming around 300 people.

On this day, the idverde Colchester team’s work with our client and In Bloom groups in the area was rewarded with three golds, one silver gilt, two special awards and also two nominations!

idverde UK worked closely with Colchester Borough Council to discuss this year’s theme for Castle Park in front of Colchester Castle and finally choose honey bees.

After working together on the plans, the structure of the framework was made out of metal and the team filled the bees with blocking compost. It took around three days to build the three honey bees structures composed of nearly 3,400 Alternanthera plants.

This hard work has been well rewarded as Castle Park, thanks to its “Three Bees 3D display” sculpture, was appointed winner of a gold award for the best local authority floral display category and announced as the winner for Best Young Peoples Project (aged under 12 years) for the Cub 100 Bee Project.

Among the other awards, Colchester was also a winner in the prestigious ‘City’ category, Colchester Cemetery received a Silver Gilt award in the Cemeteries (over 10 Acres) category and two projects – a grow-your-own garden and a community project – received nominations.

High Woods Country Park was the overall winner and received a gold award in the prestigious Parks (large over 10 Acres) category, as well as being the winner for Best Garden for Special Needs for the Big Garden project.

idverde UK also worked jointly with the Colchester in Bloom Committee this year putting up poles and baskets and carried out extra work helping tidy areas up for Anglia In Bloom and Britain in Bloom that are not in the contract, and Andrew Fulcher, idverde UK’s Contract Manager, was a judge for CIB in Colchester in Bloom.

Congratulations go to all who contributed to these projects and helped to achieve this success.

See below the details of the results: