ROSETTES, certificates and trophies were awarded to talented gardeners who transformed the town for the annual Tiverton in Bloom Competition.

The prize-giving ceremony at New Hall last Friday covered a wide range of categories recognising the best allotments and baskets, as well as small and large gardens at private dwellings, businesses and schools.

Tiverton Mayor Janet Rendle handed out the awards, and there was extra cause for celebration with Tiverton gaining silver status in the Portman Cup competition run by Britain in Bloom.

RESULTS: Best Premises Award, Mallards; Public Services Award, Tiverton Leisure Centre; Small Gardens Award, Mr and Mrs Haines; Large Garden Award, Mark King; Basket and Troughs Award, Mr and Mrs Pearce; Novice Gardener Award, Mr Trebenna; Senior Citizens Small Garden Award, Mr Rowcliffe; Senior Citizens Large Garden Award, Mr and Mrs Kerslake; Senior Citizens Baskets and Troughs Award, Mrs Whiting; Community Disabled and Special Needs Garden Award, Greenway Gardens; Children’s Garden Award, Matt Haines; Children’s Tallest Sunflower Award, Poppy Whiting; Allotment or Vegetable Garden Award, Mr and Mrs Lewis; Senior Citizens Allotment or Vegetable Garden Award, Mrs Bazeley; Best Garden Trophy, Mr Rowcliffe; Schools Gold Award, Castle School.