Donny in bloom!

GREEN-FINGERED gardeners from the Don and Dearne were among the winners at the annual Doncaster in Bloom Awards.

The ceremony, held last week, recognised the area’s top gardeners and allotment holders.

Conisbrough Oval TARA took home gold in the Lynn Ralph Community Group Award, Mrs J Allen of Northcliffe Allotments, Denaby Main, and Mick Gill of Mexborough’s Herbest Street Allotments both took home the silver in the Allotment of the Year category.

The Civic Mayor, Councillor Eva Hughes, who presented the honors at the Mansion House, said: “I have been delighted to be able to host this year’s Doncaster in Bloom Awards and to meet so many dedicated gardeners who have been doing their bit to make Doncaster blossom. It’s been wonderful to see that the awards are attracting interest.”

A full list of the results are available on the Doncaster Council website -