On Tuesday 30th October, the winners were announced! Yes – the Moseley in Bloom Local Business Awards 2008 took place at the Fighting Cocks in the centre of Moseley.
Moseley in Bloom started the awards to help promote local businnesses within Moseley to take an interest in their local community.
Entrants are judged on their horticultural display and the cleanliness of their forecourts or front gardens. Standards and presentation were assessed by a team of Judges who are independant to Moseley in Bloom.
So, for the winners….
Moseley Emporium have once again put a large amount of effort into the planting and care of their colourful and abundant displays. The planting makes a super splash of colour.
Special Mention: Nima
The owners of Nima continue to show their commitment to bringing colour and cleanliness to Victoria Parade.
A consistent effort. Kababish’s abundant planting and vibrant colours “smack you in the eye straight away”. A really creative use of planting on the forecourt of the restaurant.
Special Mention: Ponte di Legno
Lovely planting and great continued community involvement in the re-landscaping of the car park.
Most Blooming Boozer:
Overall the panel were very impressed by the commitment shown by all the pub: their displays, whether by the individual landlords/landladies or by the breweries have made a significant contribution to enhancing Moseley.
The Prince of Wales
The Landlord and Landlady have made a huge effort in a difficult area with planting that shows flair and partners well with the displays at Moseley Emporium. Their commitment to the new Business Recycling Programme has also made an important contribution to Moseley becoming more sustainable.
The Junction: An excellent and colourful addition to Moseley in a high profile position.
The Patrick Kavanagh: Innovative and colourful planting on a difficult frontage.
Most Floral Faith Group:
Planted with vision: a colourful and well-planned mix of annual and perennial planting. St Columba is an oasis and continues to show an exceptionally high standard of care and maintenance that can be appreciated and enjoyed by the whole community.
Special Mention: St Anne’s
The Peace Garden oozes with community spirit and is an important contribution to Moseley’s spiritual life. It will become even more of a haven as the planting matures.
Most Inspired Institution:
Woodbridge Road Police Station
The continued permanent planting projects at the Station show real commitment to the community. The new calming planting in the centre bed works very well with the splashes of annual colour and makes the building feel more accessible, bringing the Police Station into the heart of the Village.
Most Blossoming Business:
The Vets have used containers and a long overgrown raised bed to bring some colour to their forecourt. They have made a great start in carving out a welcoming entrance and have shown effort and vision to lighten up a difficult area.
Birmingham Traditional Acupuncture: continue to show commitment with their colourful containers and well-maintained shrub bed.
Midland Tuning: The judges were impressed by their hanging baskets – an innovative solution introducing colour and care to an otherwise difficult frontage.
Most Flourishing Front Garden:
9 Church Avenue: The epitome of an English country garden in the middle of the city. The pretty planting and inviting seating area made the judges want to sit down with a glass of wine (even at 11am!).
33 Chantry Road, 53 and 55 Chantry Road, 11 Laburnum Grove, 30 Woodbridge Road, 5 Stanley Place, 224 Alcester Road and 15-19 Dowells Close.
Special Achievement Award:
LAGRAG: An amazing effort again. The Laburnum Grove Residents have worked tirelessly on displays for many of the businesses and residential frontages in Woodbridge Road. Their hard work on the new Police Station beds has completely transformed that area. The Group have shown a real and continued commitment and devotion to making Woodbridge Road an attractive and welcoming environment.