Judges agree that Torbay is blooming lovely!
TORBAY'S blooming displays have scooped 33 awards at this year's Royal Horticultural Society South West in Bloom competition.
South West in Bloom judges toured the Bay in July and assessed the quality of the planting, design and maintenance of the formal gardens and displays as well as the quality of the environment and sustainability and landscaping projects.
The results have just been announced.
Torquay was awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt whilst Paignton received the Gold Award and Gold Flag.
St Marychurch and Babbacombe scooped a Silver Gilt Award.
Royal Terrace Gardens retained its prestigious City of Bath Trophy for Landscaping and Torre Abbey scooped the Abbiss Cup for Best Horticultural Display Municipal.
The new Geo Park Paignton received its first South West in Bloom award with the Serco Cup.
Youngs Park in Paignton, run by Youngs Park People, were awarded the highest level in the "It's your neighbourhood" awards as well as:
* Tessier Gardens, Torquay, run by Friends of Tessier Gardens
* Hollicombe Community Resource Centre
* Growing for Life, Paignton
* Victoria Park, Torquay, run by Friends of Victoria Park
* Torre churchyard
* Sherwell Park, Torquay, run by Friends of Victoria Park (Chelston)
* Paignton Geo Park, run by Paignton Town Community Partnership
* Torre Abbey Garden
Executive Lead for Tourism and Environment, Cllr Jeanette Richards, said: "It is fabulous that so many areas of Torbay have been recognised by such a prestigious organisation.
"It is a huge reflection of the hard work and effort that goes into our horticultural projects by both the council and our highly valued community groups.
"This is an event where everyone is a winner as they have all played an important part in making their street or town a more colourful place for the enjoyment of their local community and visitors."