2011 Competition Winners

best kept garden winnerallotment winnerJoel McKimm from CarrickfergusBest Kept Garden

Winner: Shelia Johnston, Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Leslie Spearman, Whitehead
Runner-Up: Eddie Polland, Whitehead
Runner-Up: John O’Neill, Carrickfergus

Best Kept Container Garden

Winner: Christopher Betts, Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Ruth Hickey, Carrickfergus
Runner-Up: Robert Welch, Eden
Runner-Up: Bill Johnston, Carrickfergus

Best Kept Community Planting Scheme

Winner: Charles Sheils Charity
Runner-Up: Brighter Whitehead
Runner-Up: Greenisland Environmental & Heritage Group
Runner-Up: Barn Court Children’s Home

Best Kept Allotment (sponsored by Sunnybank Nursery and Garden Centre)

Winner: Dawn Toland
Runner-Up: Kathryn Widgren
Runner-Up: Christopher Patrick

Allotment Class at Carrickfergus Annual Flower Show

1st: Robert Stewart
2nd: Eric Donald
3rd: Clive Kavanagh

Best Kept Commercial Premises

Winner: McMasters Butchers, Whitehead.
Runner-Up: Northern Bank Limited, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: DeCourcy Centre, Carrickfergus.

Best Kept Cafe, Pub or Hotel

Winner: The Old Tea House, Whitehead.
Runner-Up: Brewers Fayre, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Hillcrest, Carrickfergus.

Tallest Sunflower Competition

Winner: Joel McKimm, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Emily Turner, Carrickfergus.
Runner-Up: Rebecca Boyd, Carrickfergus.

Children’s Painting Competition 15 and under

Winner: Anna Gorrod, Carrickfergus. (view painting)
Runner-Up: Chloe Matheson, Carrickfergus. (view painting)
Runner-Up: Eve Bankhead, Carrickfergus. (view painting)

Children’s Painting Competition 10 and under

Winner: Sophie Creighton, Carrickfergus. (view painting)
Runner-Up: Amy Milnes, Carrickfergus. (view painting)
Runner-Up: Billy-Jo McClure, Carrickfergus. (view painting)

Children’s Poetry Competition

Winner: Kathryn Howard, Carrickfergus. (read poem)
Runner-Up: William Clarke, Carrickfergus. (read poem)
Runner-Up: Olivia Moore, Carrickfergus. (read poem)

The Carrickfergus in Bloom Community Competitions with a prize fund of up to £1200 are organised by Carrickfergus Borough Council. Everyone who lives or works in the Borough has the chance to think about their local environment and how attractive flowers, plants and gardens can enhance it.By actively supporting this competition you will not only make your garden or business more attractive but also assist Carrickfergus’s entry to the Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition and the Britain in Bloom Competition.

Judging Criteria for General Categories

1) Design and general effect
2) Plant variety and diversity
3) Cleanliness and neatness (presentation)
4) Quality of plant growth and produce (husbandry)
5) Special features (e.g. wildlife area, pool etc)
6) Plants in bloom

Main Carrickfergus in Bloom Competition rules apply (see details).