Moseley in Bloom Awards Night 2013

Having been judged by the RHS judges,  Moseley in Bloom, in turn makes its own awards to those who have contributed to make Moseley cleaner and greener.  This year, our judges were James Llewelyn  from C    hamberlains Estate Agents and Roger Tyrrell one of our new Trustees.  The Front Gardens Award was judged by Michelle Sadler, a local resident and Isobel Knowles, Deputy Chair of Moseley Forum

The Awards Event takes place at the Cross on 6 November   Once again, the coveted trophies designed by Samantha McKewan will be presented to the winners.


Star Shop

Winner: Lewis’s

The judges admired the overall appearance of this shop

Rosiest Restaurant

Winner: La Plancha – for the quality and colour of the plants

Most Floral Faith Group

Winner:   St Columbas  This is a well-maintained large garden

Most Blooming Boozer

Winner:  The Fighting Cocks  In spite of difficult weather, the baskets here are well maintained


Most Inspired Institution  

Winner: Moseley Police Station   The judges liked the striking combination of foliage plants

Highly commended Runner Up:  Moseley Exchange Inventive planting of a stark space

Evergreen Elders

Winner:   Maple Dene  The judges were impressed      by the great effort involving resident participation

Highly commended Runner-up:   Lorne Court  A very professional looking, colourful garden

The Most Cultivating Kids

Winner:  Park Hill School   – for their great participation and the wonderful sunflower meadow

Formerly we gave an award to the Top Takeaway but it has been disappointing to see that there has been little interest by the takeaways to enhance their premises.  We therefore decided to change the award this year as we have several interesting and enticing cafes in Moseley.  We are now giving an award to the:


Most Captivating Cafe: 

Winner: Demaines was considered by the judges to make a great impact in a confined area

Sadly, this year the judges did not make an award to the Most Blossoming Business  as the judges did not find one that met the standard for floral decoration or general attractiveness.

The Most Flourishing Front Garden 

Winner:  7 Laburnum Grove  A welcoming, colourful garden with intere   sting use of pots and garden ephemera.  A country feel in the centre of Moseley.


There were five close runners up, highly commended by the judges: 


3 Church Avenue – a  lovely mix of flowers and vegetables

74 Reddings Road – Beautifully kept and in tune with the house

14 Shutlock Lane – A very well maintained and cared-for garden

12 Cotton Lane – A lovely garden with lots of bees on the lavender

19 Dyott Road – Beautiful colour and an amazing lawn



The Special Achievement Award goes to Church Avenue  for its delightful, diverse planting of flowers and vegetables.  Each Garden is distinctly individual.

Highly Commended: The Dovecote for excellent progress in a tranquil haven despite being on the main road.