Galashiels Community Council’s Gala in Bloom Group, together with the town’s chamber of trade, held their annual award presentation in Old Gala House, acknowledging the quality of gardens of residential and commercial properties, and also commercial frontages and allotments.
Best private garden floral display – 1, Mr and Mrs N. Miller, 18 Craigpark Gardens; 2, Mr and Mrs G. Tait, Duncraig, Wylie’s Brae; 3, Mr I. Hamilton, 16 Balmoral Avenue; 4, Mr B. McCulloch, 5 Chapel Street.
Best private garden floral display (hard landscape) – 1, Mr T. Brown, 49 Balmoral Avenue; 2, Mr N. Hay, 48 Forest Hill; 3, Mr G. Millar, 38 Roger Quin Gardens.
Best private large garden – 1, Mrs R. Nugent, 16 Coopersknowe.
Best commercial premises floral display – 1, Mr and Mrs Elliott, Binniemyre Guest House; 2, Mr R. Hamilton, Abbotsford Guest House; 3, Mrs Lamont, Kingsknowes Hotel.
Best commercial frontage floral display – 1, Mr S. Paterson, The Auld Mill Inn; 2, The Golden Lion; 3, Wetherspoon’s.
John S. Windram Memorial Trophy for best allotment – Mr D. Kellett, 7 Woodlea ( Wood Street Allotments).
Best floral display in residential complex for the elderly – Hazeldean.
Best rose display – Mrs R. Nugent, 16 Coopersknowe.