“It’s a competition, you need a first, a second and a third. But everything we saw deserved to be valued. Other registrants could have been rewarded, ”said Peggy Corbel, assistant for school, extracurricular and biodiversity affairs, this Thursday, September 22, when the winners of the prize for the flowered houses were announced. A 2022 edition which saw fifteen people compete in one of four categories. All received a voucher to be used either in a garden center or at a florist.
The jury, made up of the president of the competition, Philippe Stéphan and Lydie Varoquier, municipal councillors, as well as Denis Chapelain, head of the green spaces department, visited the houses and gardens in the running in July. Then they deliberated “in their soul and conscience”. And, they say, “the heat wave did not disturb the competition too much, we could still water at that time. Water restrictions were not in effect. For the next editions, it could be a problem”.
Favorite of this edition, if it were necessary to retain only one, Peggy Corbel attributes it to Denis Canault, resident of rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, at the foot of the place du Centre: “It’s a very beautiful place that he shaped with his hands. He can be proud of himself.”
The 2022 winners
Category “homes and gardens”: 1. Denis Canault, 11, rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau; 2nd ex aequo. Yvonne Dufour and Claire Branger, 9 bis, rue Saint-Nicolas; 3. Annie Thermea, 3, rue André-Lorgéré.
“Balconies” category: 1. Jean and Éliane Gémard, 11, rue du Général-Pastol; 2. Jean-Yves Saillour, 13 boulevard Clémenceau; 3. Bernard Biard, 15, rue du General-De Gaulle.
Category “vegetable gardens”: 1. Eliane Monfort, 5, rue du Manoir; 2. Serge Fasy, 9 bis, Hent Traouc’hoad; 3rd tied: Rémy Mahé, 39, Park Rouzes (Ploumagoar) and Michel Collin, 9, rue Saint-Léonard.
“Association” category: 1. Mutual Aid and Friendship.