Blooming talent is rewarded in Lillington and Longmoore

Residents from Lillington and Longmoore estate, Pimlico, were able to show how their gardens grow in the annual Pimlico in Bloom gardening competition. Dozens of residents attended the award ceremony on 24 September, which was organised by CityWest Homes.

The competition is open to residents of all ages. Competitors aged seven years and upwards entered their green fingered work, including gardens, balconies and hanging features and the contest has now become a cultural staple of the area.

“It’s marvellous to see residents getting involved, especially children,” said the guest of honour, the Honorary Alderman of the City of Westminster, Frances Blois. She added: “Events like these bring people together and help them share their hard work. I very much enjoy visiting gardens and appreciate all the hard work that has been put in throughout the year by everyone including the prize winners. Winning the Green Flag Award again is a great achievement.”

Local resident Victor Spencer plucked the award for ‘best in Pimlico’. Having won the award two years running, Victor said: “I’m over the moon and really didn’t expect to win again. Gardening is a bit of an obsession for me and it’s fantastic to get positive feedback from neighbours and passers-by. I also like to get my neighbours involved in my gardening so that everyone can be a part of it.”

The evening was a fantastic opportunity for the local community to celebrate the estates seventh Green Flag Award win. Lillington and Longmoore estate were recently awarded the prestigious accolade, which recognises the UK’s best green spaces.

Photograph captions:
Residents pose with Green Flag Award, awarded to Lillington and Longmoore estate for the seventh year running
Top left: The Honorary Alderman of the City of Westminster, Frances Blois, with trophy winner Victor Spencer
Top right: One of the younger gardeners, Samiyah Salahuddin (aged 8), receives her award from the Honorary Alderman of the City of Westminster, Frances Blois.

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