It’s been a long winter and we thought there would be no light at the end of the wet, snowy tunnel. Thankfully over the last week the sun has peeked its head through the clouds and we are delighted to announce the start of the annual Floral Competition for Harveys pubs.
Throughout the Licensed trade some publicans make a great and rewarding effort to keep their public houses looking inviting throughout the year. This is particularly the case in the spring and summer months which provide a breath of fresh air after the dark, dull days of winter. Therefore our annual Summer Floral competition will commence once again this June to highlight the Harvey houses for their fantastic, creative and beautiful efforts.
The judging will be led by Jim Buttress who for many years was Keeper of The Royal Parks. Jim has been awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour in Horticulture (VMH), the highest award that The Royal Horticultural Society can bestow. Judging will be on Thursday/ Friday 27/28th June 2013.
This year there will be 5 categories: Country Pubs (C). Suburban Pubs (S). Town Pubs (T). Village Pubs (V). First time entry (+1).
The judges will consider:
• Visual impact and colour scheme
• Good cultivation and maintenance
• Freedom from weeds and litter
• Suitability and condition of garden furniture, facilities and containers
• Site difficulties and use of space
• Special features.
The judges will be looking at the features that benefit the trade. Size and locations do not form any part of the judging. Each category will have a winner of £150 and 1 runner up of £50 each.
There will also be 3 judges’ discretionary awards of £50 each. The best overall house will also win the fabulous Directors Rose Bowl Trophy.
Best of Luck!