With judging now completed keen gardeners who have entered Wight in Bloom 2019 now await the results.

This event – made possible with the support of Southern Vectis, Liz Earle and the Isle of Wight County Press – has attracted over 100 entries in 11 categories this year. Entries range from Best Small Front Garden to Best Care Giving Complex Garden.

Keen gardeners across the Isle of Wight are waiting for the shortlisted gardens to be announced ready for an awards ceremony to be held at The Green House, Liz Earle’s eco-friendly headquarters in Ryde later this month where Alan Titchmarsh will be in attendance.

Judges have been working over time to recognise the motivation shown by the Island residents and businesses.

Winners will be rewarded with free bus travel from Southern Vectis and botanical beauty products from Liz Earle, who are both leaders in sustainability, which is now embedded in the judging criteria for Wight In Bloom.

After section winners are announced the final challenge for judges will be to decide the overall winner who will be awarded the ‘Peggy Jarman Trophy’, in honour of the former Honorary President of Wight in Bloom who passed away in 2016.