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Bracknell Town Mayor Judges Marrowthon 2015

26th October 2015 Posted in Council News

Saturday saw the annual staging and judging of Bracknell Horticultural Association’s (BHA) Marrowthon competition. Now in its fifth year, the event was held at Jock’s Lane Park for the first time, making transport of the giant vegetables much easier. The winning entry, a massive 275.4 pounds, was grown by Simon Ardron, beating the previous best of a mere 150 pounds. Simon also scooped the prize for the most unusual entry, with Trevor Oakley winning the award for the most colourful exhibit. Garden Centre vouchers were awarded to the winners by Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Mark Phillips.


Bracknell Horticultural Association’s Chairman Ken Marshall said: “I would like to thank the Town Mayor for giving up his Saturday morning to judge our competition. Also the volunteers and of course the growers without who we could not stage this event. Not everyone can grow a large pumpkin, but I’m sure everyone could beat the smallest entry which weighed less than one pound! I hope the competition will keep growing, along with the town.”


BHA, Bracknell’s Gardening Club, was formed in 2011 and offers a warm welcome and advice for gardeners and allotment growers in Bracknell. The Association runs a full program of events during the year, organises a seed discount scheme for members, and holds an annual Plant Sale in the spring where members of the public can buy plants and produce donated by members. The Association is also represented on Bracknell’s Britain in Bloom committee, and organises the Bracknell Your Gardens public gardening competition along with Bracknell Forest Homes. For further information, please see the BHA’s website at


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