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Our Competitions are open FREE  to all Burgess Hill Residents.  BHIB holds 3 main Competitions annually:  Spring Competition, Summer Competition, Christmas Garden Lights Competition.  We also give out free Sunflower seeds (supplied by Southdown Nurseries)  every March to the children of Burgess Hill, for judging in August.  Winners get Shields, Trophies, certificates, and other prizes, and a £5.00 Garden Voucher on entry to the Spring and Summer Competitions. 


We hold an annual Burgess Hill Garden Safari, when lots of lovely and interesting gardens open around the town.  Entry is £5.00 per person (to visit every garden), Children FREE.  All profits go to St. Peters and St, James Hospice, with a raffle being held for Mid Downs Hospital Radio at the Princess Royal.  We have held this for 20 years.


Our past projects have included an annual ‘Bag of Bulbs’, given out in September for Spring flowering, these go-to Nursing Homes, community gardens, etc. around the town.  This year we gave out 20 Captain Tom roses, £2.50 of the price went to the Captain Tom Foundation to help the NHS.  BHIB holds an annual QUIZ at the Cherry Tree Age UK, for their Christmas Dinner Fund, 2 Prize giving presentation events and a couple of social events every year.   


Best Garden Design:   Winner: Paul Barnett, Station Road.  Highly Commended:  Stephen and Sarah D’Allenger-Bradshaw.


Best Environmentally Friendly:  Winner: Sue Goodsall, Western Road.  Highly Commended:  Daniel Saunders, Field Cottages, Mill Road.  Commended: Sue Price, St. Peters Road.


Best Side/Back:  Winner: Pat and Eric Collard, Crescent Road (also Best New Entry).  Highly Commended: Teresa Welsh, Western Road.  Commended:  Phil Harvey, Park Close.


Best Floral Container:  Winner:  Adam D’Allenger- Bradshaw.


Best Nominated Garden:  Winners:  Janet and John West, Bridge Close. (Nominated by Sue Goodsall)  Highly Commended:  Gwyneth Leach, Withy Bush.  (Nominated by Keith Upton).


Best Commercial Entry:  Winner:  Police Station Wild Garden.  The Brow.


Best Pub:  Winner:  The Railway, Station Hill.  Highly Commended: The Top House, Station Hill.  Commended:  The Windmill, Leylands Road.


There were no entries this year for:  Front Garden, Neighbours, Vegetable, Shop, Schools, Playgroups.