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A blooming good year: Regard in Bloom 2017 

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This summer’s Regard in Bloom competition has seen record entries providing plenty of evidence of the wonderful gardens in many of our services.

Lots of our services get involved in this competition, taking interesting photographs of their gardens and showing off all the ‘green fingers’ amongst our staff and the people they support. A second category, ‘Urban Garden’ allowed everyone to be involved in the competition even if they did not have a dedicated garden space, and saw some lovely photographs of hanging baskets and window displays.

There were many great entries this year to choose from, but the winning services were Starboard House in Southampton for the ‘Best Garden’ category and Strathnairn in Cardiff for the ‘Best Urban Garden’ category, (photographs included on the right). Congratulations to both services.

Due to the success and number of entries we had this year we hope to run this competition again next year, and this gives all of our services time to prepare and plant their seeds ahead of next summer, we look forward to seeing what they come up with next time.

We are also still running our sunflower photograph competition which will be ending shortly and has also proven very popular within our services. Every Regard service was sent a packet of sunflower seeds and we are looking forward to seeing the results soon.

Starboard House


Starboard House is a registered residential home providing support to 7 individuals with moderate learning disabilities. The individuals who use our service require 24 hour