City in Bloom Awards 2016

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Middle Warden Tim Cutler, The Honorary Curator of the Physic Garden, Deputy Master Geoffrey Preston, Renter Warden Malcolm Roberts, Assistant Peter Fabricius and Maurice, the Corporation’s gardener, celebrate winning a gold award in the small garden category in the City in Bloom 2016 competition. A gold award equates to the RHS category “Outstanding”.   Here is the judges’ feedback:

“Beautifully maintained and curated garden with a mixture of quotidien and exotic medicinal plants.  Lots of interest and structure with both tall architectural plants and nectar-rich flowers providing good forage for pollinators.  Enjoyment for visitors might be enhanced by a more general information or interpretation board to complement the excellent plant labels.  The garden might also be enhanced by a small bird bath for little garden birds.  Altogether a delightful oasis, tucked away in the old City walls”.