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Pobl in Bloom Results!

Our annual gardening competition took a virtual turn this year - and it has been blooming brilliant!

With Covid-19 putting a stop to everyone’s plans this year, it’s no surprise that our annual gardening competition was affected too.

However, never ones to be defeated, we decided that outside space has become more important than ever and so it made no sense to simply cancel. As 2020 seems to be the year of the ‘virtual meet up’, we wondered how we could make our competition virtual too – and add a special something to make it really blossom.

We decided to throw caution to the wind and get in touch with the Rich Brothers from the BBC’s Garden Rescue.

“They can’t be super busy during lockdown” we thought… “Maybe they will help us” we mused.

And help us they did. They went over and above to judge our competition, taking the time to comment on ever single one of the entires. And there were many!

This year, the competition was open to all of our Care & Support services – and our colleagues and the individuals they support really embraced the opportunity.

There were 5 categories to enter and even though the Rich Brothers were only able to choose a few winners, they were really impressed with the work which had gone into every single garden.

Read on to find out who the winners were and what the Rich Brothers said about their gardens…






We think it’s fair to say that Pobl gardens have never looked so good! The beautiful weather in the spring months, donations from the Pobl Trust fund, combined with the dedication and determination of the Pobl care & support teams combined to create some amazing gardens!

We’re so happy that the individuals we support at each of our services were able to get involved to create such wonderful spaces.

During the past six months, outside space is something we have all come to appreciate and respect – and as we look towards the winter, we hope that everyone continues to enjoy their little patches, as they watch the seasons bring changes.

Special thanks to David and Harry Rich for giving up their time to judge our gardens. We are so very grateful.