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  The Neighbourhood Plan looks to the future of Botley Parish until 2036.
When Adopted, EBC has to take it into account in Planning Applications and other matters.
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Botley in Bloom - 2023 Summer Gardening Competition




FRONT GARDEN (City of Portsmouth Shield) Judge - Sue Barnes, Hedge End Horticultural Society

WINNER: Sarah Tonks, 3 Twin Oaks

Silver: Gill & Den Hale, 2 Appletree Court

Bronze: Marc & Diana Rogers, 2 Cypress Gardens

BACK GARDEN (Bendall Trophy) Judge – Kevin Clare, Hambrooks Nurseries Ltd

WINNER: Caroline & Gary Bowers “Rosewood, Brook Lane

Silver: Graham Oakenfull, 7 Hilly Field Close, Boorley Park

Joint Bronze: Walter Kemish, 6 Orchard Court & Terry Horn 11 Alexandra Way


COTTAGE GARDEN (Penny Buckley Award) Judge – Dennis Blake, Groundsman BPC


WINNER: Gill & Den Hale, 2 Appletree Court

Silver: Mrs June Edwards, Riverside Cottage, Donkey Lane

Bronze: Dawn Jacobs, 26 Winchester Street


COURTYARD GARDEN (Horn Trophy) Judge – David Bastable, Snr Groundsman BPC

WINNER: Barry Smith 20a Mortimer Road

Silver: Jane Matthews, 50 High Street

Bronze: Jill Allen, Honeysuckle Cottage, Donkey Lane


HANGING BASKET/CONTAINER (Botley Traders’ Shield) Judge – Sue Barnes, Hedge End Hortical Society

WINNER: Gill & Den Hale, 2 Appletree Court

Silver: Terry Horn 11 Alexandra Way

Joint Bronze: Mrs C Bray, 23 Crows Nest Lane & Lynn Gosden Portland House, High St.


ENVIRONMENTAL GARDEN/VEGETABLE PLOT/ALLOTMENT – (E.B.C. Trophy) Judge – David Bastable Snr Groundsman, BPC 

WINNER: Sue Bailey, Holmesland Cottage (Environmental garden)

Silver: Barry Smith, 20a Mortimer Road (Vegetable plot)

Bronze: Sarah Tonks (Allotment plot 46)


ALL WINNERS SHIELD – from 2022 Winners (E.B.C. Trophy) Judge – Kevin Clare, Hambrooks Nurseries Ltd

OVERALL WINNER: Botley C of E School for their Environmental Project


BEST BUSINESS PREMISES – (Village Trophy) Judges - Gary & Caroline Bowers



BEST KEPT ROAD – (Frank Watkin Shield) Judge – Ben Forsyth, Jackson Bailey

WINNER: Ravenscroft Way


 Despite the "difficult" weather this Spring our Entrants managed to produce some wonderful gardens/baskets/containers and vegetable plots, giving the Judges some work to do. 


We will be holding our annual Presentation Evening at the Masonic Centre, Brook Lane, on Thur. 5 October and all our entrants + a guest are invited to attend.


The Mayor & Mayoress of Eastleigh will be presenting the Trophies, Pottery Plaques and Certificates to our Winners and Runners Up.  We will also have Speakers, raffle and end the evening with a finger buffet.

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