Special Events for 2020
2020 is a special year for Sandwich. We are hosting the 149th Open Golf Championship and entering the South East in Bloom Competition for the first time. We want our town to be stunning for both of these events. The SiB committee are working hard to make sure that public areas are blooming and are encouraging local businesses and residents to do the same.
As well as our annual competition (see below) we are hosting a competition for local businesses.
The winner will be judged by the public: whichever gets most like or loves. We simply ask that businesses submit a picture of their frontage to us at email@example.com by the 7th of July. We will then post the pictures on our and various Sandwich facebook pages, sit back and count the likes/loves. A great way to get free publicity, inspire visitors to the town with beautiful floral displays and have fun! You might even make it a golf theme, the only rule for our competition is that it must include plants, whether inside or out.
Blooming fun Sandwich quiz
Predictions for the Sandwich in Bloom 2025 competition already abound and the town’s folk are sharpening up their pruners and filling their water butts in preparation.
Identify the hot favourite by answering the clues in the file below, the locations of all of the answers are shown on the map. Directions for moving from location to location are provided, but you can do them in any order. The clues are not in the same order as the locations.
As you find the numerical answer to each clue, cross off the corresponding flower picture. At the end you will be left with the bloom which is predicted to win!
We estimate that it will take about an hour to complete the quiz.
The solutions to the quiz are provided in the second file, should you need them!
Printed copies of the quiz can be found at The Drill Hall, The Salutation Gardens Cafe, The Guildhall Tourist Information Centre, Age Concern Charity Shop, Sandwich Leisure Holiday Park, The Red Cow, Sandwich Card Gallery, Balloons R Us and Rose ‘n’ Tonys on King Street.
Sandwich in Bloom local competition
SIB management team have congratulated the following residents and businesses for their outstanding floral displays in 2019.
- Best pub / licensed venue
|Winner – Fleur de Lis|
|Highly Commended – The New Inn|
- Best front garden
|Winner – 2 The Beagrums, The Butts|
|Highly Commended – 15 Wantsume Lees|
|Highly Commended – 123 Woodnesborough Road|
|Highly Commended – 135 St Barts Road|
- Best row or street
|Winner – Potter Street|
|Highly Commended – The High Street|
|Highly Commended – Hawthorne Cottages, Woodnesborough Road|
- Best shop / small business
|Winner – The Hunt Gallery|
|Highly Commended – Papas Fish & Chips|
- Best residence
|Winner – 9 Bowling Street|
|Highly Commended – Elizabeth Cottage, High Street|
|Highly Commended – Cucumber Cottage, Fisher Street|
|Highly Commended – St Thomas’s Hospital|
- Judges special award
|Co-op Garden and Herb Box|
|The Kings Arms Garden|
|The Bowling Club|
|The Manwood School|
|St Peters Church, Secret Garden and Milk Alley|
- Ongoing Excellence
|St Barts Hospital|
|Love Lane/St Peters Street|
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