Tenby has failed to win its 30th Wales in Bloom title. At the results ceremony last Thursday, it was announced that the resort came second in the small country town class, for which it received a silver gilt. Population changes meant that after many years of winning the large village trophy, Usk, the hosts of the ceremony, continued their winning run by taking the small country town class at their first attempt, with Tenby and Saundersfoot, who came third with a silver, pressing them hard for the title. Mayor of Tenby and chairman of Tenby in Bloom, Clr. Mrs. Sue Lane, who attended the event, said: "Everyone did their very best this year and I don't think Tenby could have had a better display. "We are very grateful to all those people and organisations who share our pride in Tenby and hopefully it will be good news for us when the Britain in Bloom results are announced in October." Wales has a wealth of beautiful hotels, guest houses, public houses and restaurants and the standard in these classes was very high, with good news for Tenby's Giltar Hotel which won the class for frontage displays for the third year in a row. "We are really pleased with our achievement," said co-owner Malcolm Brace. "Our thanks go to our gardener Simon for all his time, effort and patience. "The hotel is the best its ever looked and we have had a lot of compliments from guests and passers-by which has been tremendous." The caravans static or touring, camping and holiday home sites classes were also very competitive, with Amroth Bay Holidays as runners-up for sites under 100 units. Park owners, Nigel and Emily attended the presentation ceremony in Usk. Emily said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have won second prize in this closely-fought competition. It takes a lot of work over many years to achieve the standard required to win a prize. We could not achieve this standard single-handed and owe much to the dedication of our ground staff and the enthusiasm of private owners who tend their gardens with loving care."
Tenby loses floral crown
Thursday 25th September 2014 10:00 pm
Nigel and Emily from Amroth Bay Holidays receive their Wales in Bloom certificate.