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Rustington welcomes South & South East in Bloom team for judging day

Rustington’s impressive floral displays were put to the test yesterday when the South & South East in Bloom team arrived for judging day. Rustington Parish Council vice-chairman Alison Cooper, Rustington-in-Bloom chairman Steve Perry and Michael Harwood from Ferring Nurseries welcomed judges Paul Dalby and Barry Newman and showed them around the village.

South & South East in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in the region, involving hundreds of communities each year. Rustington has a long history of excellence, with prizes last year including a gold for Rustington Methodist Church Garden and outstanding awards for Coastal Workshop, Oakhurst Gardens, Rustington Hall, The Chaucery Memorial and the The Hidden Twitten.

The judges are shown the recent enhancement at Abbotswood Corner. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-4
The judges are shown the recent enhancement at Abbotswood Corner. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-4
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Rustington-in-Bloom judging day, from left, judge Paul Dalby, Michael Harwood from Ferring Nurseries, Rustington Parish Council vice-chairman Alison Cooper,  judge Barry Newman and Rustington-in-Bloom chairman Steve Perry. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-1
Rustington-in-Bloom judging day, from left, judge Paul Dalby, Michael Harwood from Ferring Nurseries, Rustington Parish Council vice-chairman Alison Cooper, judge Barry Newman and Rustington-in-Bloom chairman Steve Perry. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-1
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The judges looked in detail at the displays on Abbotswood Corner. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-5
The judges looked in detail at the displays on Abbotswood Corner. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-5
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Judges looking at a display in Ashwood Drive. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-7
Judges looking at a display in Ashwood Drive. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-7
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