St James’ School Friends Win Weybridge Sunflower Competition

Children's Sunflower Competition Winner - Weybridge In Bloom and Allotments Association
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Children’s (under 10’s) Sunflower Competition Winners Are Awarded Their Prizes


This year’s new competition to grow the tallest sunflower in Weybridge was won by 2 children who are friends at St James’ school. The height of their giant sunflowers were too close to separate, so they were declared joint winners!

Alice O’Neill is pictured above at Weybridge Allotments receiving her prizes from Ian Donaldson & Charu Sood (Weybridge In Bloom) and Lesley Tilling (Weybridge Allotment Holders’ and Gardeners’ Association).

Emily Oreto is pictured with her awards at home, next to some of the giant sunflowers. To see the winning sunflowers at their magnificent best, see the second photo!

Emily Oreto from St James School - winner of Weybridge Sunflower Competition - Weybridge In Bloom and Allotments Association
Emily Oreto from St James School - winner of Weybridge Sunflower Competition - Weybridge In Bloom and Allotments Association

About The Sunflower Competition


Weybridge In Bloom & Weybridge Allotment Holders’ and Gardeners’ Association joined together to organise this competition to grow the tallest sunflower in Weybridge!

Children were invited to participate in this new competition in May and collected seeds from the allotment shop and at the Meadow planting event.

Both organisations are keen to encourage the participation of children in the pleasure of growing plants and vegetables and were pleased to have received so many entries, including participation by several schools as well as individuals and families from the allotments association.

Alice O’Neill from St James School - winner of Weybridge Sunflower Competition - Weybridge In Bloom and Allotments Association
Emily Oreto from St James School - winner of Weybridge Sunflower Competition - Weybridge In Bloom and Allotments Association
Sunflower Competition - Weybridge Allotments and Gardeners Association
Children receiving seeds for Sunflower Growing Competition run by Weybridge Allotments -
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