HENLEY in Bloom has won its fifth consecutive gold award in the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom regional competition.
Henley Mayor Julian Brookes picked up the award at a ceremony in Amersham today (Thursday) with fellow town councillors David Eggleton and Lorraine Hillier.
Judges Peter Thompson and Norman Parker were given a two hour tour of the town in July.
They were shown around by Henley in Bloom chairwoman Kellie Hinton and the town council’s park services manager Gareth Bartle.
It took in Market Place, part of the River Thames, Marsh Meadows, Mill Meadows, the Trinity Churchyard and Badgemore Primary School.
The judges were shown the town’s flower beds, the green wall at the Leichlingen Pavilion on Mill Meadows and the hanging baskets, which were supported by the Henley Standard’s Buy A Basket campaign.
After the tour Mr Thompson, from Peppard, labelled Henley a “powerhouse” of the Thames and Chilterns region.