Winners of Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition

They’re blooming gorgeous gardens and green spaces! The 2019 winners of the Aberdeen in Bloom competition were announced last night at an awards ceremony in the Beach Ballroom.

Now in its 44th year, the winners were picked from 68 entrants in the competition which rewards and showcases the city’s residents, businesses, and schools for their contribution to the city’s floral display.

Awards were presented to the winners from each of the nine categories by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett, who thanked the sponsors for their continued support and to all those that entered the competition this year.

This year there were 68 entrants with gardens and schools being judged over a three-week period from 15 July to 2 August.

During the judging, entrants were assessed on their design, quality of horticultural features, floral displays, and standards of maintenance, and some categories were also judged on their sustainable and biodiversity initiatives to conserve energy and encourage wildlife and their habitat.

Winners of the nine categories were:

Category 1 – Mr & Mrs Leslie & Mabel Yuill; Category 2 – John Innes; Category 3 – Terence Stott; Category 4 – Clan House, Moira Cameron; Category 5 – Dunbennan Road, George Penny; Category 6 – 19 Belmont Road, Alastair Gammack; Category 7 – Maureen Wright; Category 8 – Scott Robertson; Category 9 – Airyhall Primary School, Leigh Houston.

Winners of the Overall Categories were: Categories 1 to 3 – Mr & Mrs Leslie & Mabel Yuill, and Categories 4 to 9 – Scott Robertson. The winner of the Best New Entrant Award went to Diane Munro.

This years’ School Potato Competition category attracted a healthy number of entrants with Bramble Brae Primary School winning the ‘greatest weight of crop’ section and Airyhall Primary School winning the ‘most attractive and unusual container’ section.

The Lord Provost said: “Well done not only to the winners but all the entrants as they play a huge part in making our city green and beautiful.

“We all can make a difference as individuals, schools, community groups or businesses to help with our city’s enviable reputation for excelling in Scottish and UK-wide bloom competitions over the decades.

“The winners all have blooming outstanding gardens and green areas and I congratulate them on their success.”

Aberdeen City Council is grateful for the sponsorship from Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd, Country Ways, Michies the Chemist, Internet for Business, Ben Reid Garden Centre, and Parkhill Garden Centre for the awards.