Galashiels shows off its blooming best

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The best gardens and floral displays in Galashiels were rewarded with trophies, certificates and prizes.

Kenny Hay and John Gray toured the town in early August and came up with the winners. Chairman of Galashiels Community Council, Ian Purvis, was on hand to present the awards. The presentations for the annual competition, sponsored by the community council in conjunction with the Chamber of Trade, took place in Old Gala House. The awards acknowledge the quality of gardens attached to private houses and commercial properties throughout the town, as well as commercial frontages, allotments and residential complexes for the elderly.

Winners (pictured) – best private garden floral d isplay – 1, Mr I. Hamilton; 2, Mr J. Telfer; 3, Mr and Mrs N. Miller; 4, Mr and Mrs G .Tait; best private gardens floral display (hard landscape) – 1, Mr N. Hay; 2, Mr and Mrs Ancell; 3, Mr G. Millar; best private large garden – Mrs R. Nugent; best commercial premises (floral display) – 1, Binniemyre Guest House; 2, Kingsknowes Hotel; best commercial frontage display – 1, Watson Lodge Guest House; 2, The Auld Mill; 3, The Golden Lion; John Windram Memorial Trophy for best allotment – 1, Mr D. Kellett; 2, Mr Bob Norris; best floral display in residential complex – Gala Nursing Home; best rose display – Mrs R. Nugent.