LLANDUDNO in Bloom again earned a gold award in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wales in Bloom competition, at the awards ceremony held in Beaumaris on September 9.
Llandudno has been participating in the Wales in Bloom competition since 1986, previously winning gold in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and 2021.
In addition to winning gold in category 11 – coastal (12,001 and above), there were also a high number of “It’s Your Neighbourhood” entries from Llandudno who achieved the top level award.
Ben Jones from Penrhyn Bay also won the Jim Goodwin Young Person award.
Cllr Louise Emery, chair of Llandudno in Bloom, said: “The Wales in Bloom competition highlights the commitment of Llandudno residents to their local park, beach, church and community buildings, making them greener, cleaner places, working alongside the town council and the dedicated Conwy County Borough Council open spaces and parks team.
“It is a very productive partnership, and I am proud to be chairman of Llandudno in Bloom in what has been a gold-winning year.”
List of Llandudno It’s Your Neighbourhood winners:
Level 3 – “Advancing”
• Holy Trinity Troughs Team
• St George’s Churchyard Group
Level 4 – “Thriving”
• Penrhyn Bay Community Library Group
• Friends of Haulfre Gardens
• Llandudno Museum and Cais Garden Group
• Glanwydden & Valley Community Trust
Level 5 – “Outstanding”
• Frends of West Shore
• Friends of Happy Valley
• Friends of Queen’s Park
• Friends of St Tudno’s Church
• Friends of Prince’s Green
Meanwhile, Llandudno Town Council also held the Llandudno in Bloom awards ceremony in person at the town hall on September 28.
Entries came from a variety of categories; guesthouses, hotels, pubs, friends groups and community centres, and a high number of private garden entries.
Cllr Emery added: “The standard was very high, with many gold awards given out.
“But it was a special year for the private garden entry for Barbara Jennison and Howard Jones from West Shore, who were not only overall winner at the Llandudno in Bloom Awards, but also won best private garden from all the entries across Wales – an outstanding achievement.
“Thanks goes to the awards sponsors that supply the trophies, and to the volunteer judges.
“We are very much looking forward to next year’s competition, and hope to see many more private gardens and businesses show off their ‘blooming’ green space.”