As part of Northumbria in Bloom competition 2018 communities from across the
North East came together on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at The
Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead for the award ceremony which was compered by
Marian Foster, BBC Radio Newcastle Garden Mania presenter.
Over 400 representatives of this year’s entrants were at the event to receive their
awards which were presented by Jim Buttress, the ‘Queen’s Gardener’ (as
former Superintendent of the Royal Parks in London), Senior Judge at RHS
Chelsea Flower Show and on BBC’s Great Allotment Challenge programme.
The entries put forward by Belmont Parish Council did extremely well, coming
away with three best in category, three golds and two silver gilts
Results as follows:
Belmont Allotments – Gold and Best in Category for Allotments
Ramside Hall Hotel – Gold and Best in Category for Pubs and Hotels
Belmont Parish – Silver Gilt and Best in Category for Urban Community
Belmont Scrambles – Gold in Conservation Category
Belmont Cemetery – Silver Gilt in Religious Establishment Category
Belmont Allotments also won the Judges Discretionary Award for Innovation in
The Parish Council would like to pass on their congratulations to all involved and
to say a special thank you to Mr Eddie Malarkey for all his continued hard work in
making the parish flowerbeds so attractive and much admired.