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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 discuss the floral displays and planting around the village. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-8
The judges discuss the floral displays and planting around the village. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-8
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The judges inspecting various floral displays and planting around the village. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-9
The judges inspecting various floral displays and planting around the village. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-9
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The First World War commemorative displace at Abbotswood Corner was recently replaced with Union Flags and flags for Sussex, Rustington and Rustington-in-Bloom. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-6
The First World War commemorative displace at Abbotswood Corner was recently replaced with Union Flags and flags for Sussex, Rustington and Rustington-in-Bloom. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks190409-6
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