The winners of the In-Bloom carpet garden design competition joined the Mayor of Eastbourne Councillor Mike Thompson at Holywell last week to put the finishing touches to their creation
The In-Bloom competition, now in its 19th year, is open to all primary schools in Eastbourne and encourages children to submit their designs for an ornamental carpet garden. This year’s theme was Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats and was won by pupils from Tollgate Community Junior School. The design team along with teachers, lifeboat crewmen, members of the council landscape group and event sponsors Keepmoat planted out the last parts of the design at the opening ceremony on Friday morning.
The Mayor helped to choose this colourful contribution to the annual carpet garden displays on the seafront and had praised the children for their outstanding contribution. Tollgates’ winning design will now be seen by hundreds of visitors and residents over the summer months.
Pupils from Langney Primary School were runners up in the competition and as a consolation prize were given a tour of Eastbourne lifeboat.