Green-fingered winners of Aquavista in Bloom announced


Aquavista is delighted to announce Kings Waterside & Marina as the ‘Outstanding Overall Site’ winner of its Aquavista in Bloom 2023 awards, sponsored by Towergate Insurance.

Green fingered winnders of Aquavista in bloom

The competition was launched in April, with Aquavista inviting their 29 inland and coastal marinas to accept the challenge of creating some stunning floral displays around their marina. The goal? Simply make their marinas bloom with bursts of colour to provide lovely environments for their customers, visitors and crew to spend time in this summer.

There are three award categories: Outstanding Tubs & Borders, Outstanding Hanging Baskets and Outstanding Overall Site, and there’s a winner for each of their three regions – North, Midlands and South, 9 winners in total. 

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The winners were announced at Aquavista’s National Managers meeting and awarded prizes, trophies and certificates by Elisa Hadland, Head of Partnerships at Towergate Insurance. As the overall winner, Kings Waterside & Marina also won a pizza party for their crew and customers to celebrate their win. A special extra prize was also awarded to a moorer from each region to recognise their outstanding contribution to the competition.

Operations Director at Aquavista, Mark Wanless, said ‘It has been fascinating to watch the progress of this campaign over the past few months. Our crew and customers take immense pride in the aesthetics of their marinas. Our marinas look full of colour. I have also been delighted to hear and witness our communities coming together to support this initiative – from community herb gardens to building boat-shaped planters using recycled materials. I could not be prouder of our crew teams and brilliant communities here at Aquavista.’

Green fingered winnders of Aquavista in bloom

Elisa from Towergate Insurance added, “Towergate are proud sponsor of the Aquavista in Bloom campaign. Seeing so much effort and creativity from all the marinas and their teams, including upcycling materials to make unique flower displays has been great. The array of colours is beautiful and creates such a community feel”. 

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Winners in all categories are:

North region:
Outstanding Overall Site: Kings Waterside & Marina
Outstanding Borders and Tubs: White Bear Waterside & Marina
Outstanding Hanging Baskets: Hull Waterside & Marina

South region:
Outstanding Overall Site: Bath Waterside & Marina and Caravan Park
Outstanding Borders and Tubs: Poplar Waterside & Marina
Outstanding Hanging Baskets: Portavon Waterside & Marina

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Midlands region:
Outstanding Overall Site: Wigrams Turn Waterside & Marina
Outstanding Borders and Tubs: Brinklow Waterside & Marina
Outstanding Hanging Baskets: Kings Bromley Waterside & Marina

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