The winners of this year’s Richmond in Bloom have been announced.

Judges looked at entries across 10 categories and awarded gold, silver gilt and bronze to green-fingered entrants.

Jean Burman in St James’s Road, Hampton Hill, was not only the best winner of the front gardens category, but also the winner of the Richmond & Twickenham Times trophy for the best residential floral display.

She was “really chuffed” with receiving the gold award.

“It is lovely, and we do work hard all us gardeners because it’s such hard work,” she added.

Elsewhere in the front garden category, highlights included Sacha Anderson in Bell Avenue, Twickenham, and Ian Swann in Streatham Avenue, Whitton.

She said: “It’s one of my best achievements.”

“I did it in honour of my nan because we live in my grandparents’ house and she always used to always win.

“To do what she was able to do and achieve it to a high standard, I’m just really happy and I do it for my nan and in memory of her."

Her grandmother, Joan Leppard, died in 2012 during a time where her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

“I’m so pleased I’ve done it and I’ve done it for her,” Sacha added.

Ian said: “It’s quite an honour actually because the standard is very high.

“It’s nice to get appreciated and I enjoy gardening and have done for a number of years.

“I think it’s great for the borough to have this awards system because to beautify the borough is good because it makes the place look nice and it enhances Richmond.

“It’s good that they’ve done this so that they get people to recognise that they need to make the place look a little bit nice.”

Michel’s Almhouses and Shooting Star House were among the best community buildings, while the Sun Inn in Richmond and The Adelaide in Teddington both won gold in the hotel or pub exterior category.

Mariana Craciun of The Adelaide in Park Road, Teddington, has been doing gardening for a decade and began to become more serious around four years ago when she received the silver gilt.

“I think it’s great, I think it’s amazing,” she said.

Sandi Hillery, head of care at Shooting Star House, said: “Everyone at Shooting Star Chase feels honoured and delighted to receive this award.

"We are very grateful for the immense support of our corporate partner UPS, staff and our volunteers, in particular John Morris, Bill Day and Anthony Barrall, for their diligent dedication throughout the year.

"Our beautiful grounds make such a difference to the families who visit the hospice, and the volunteers and staff who work here.”

Invites have now been sent out to the 150 merit award winners for the prize-giving evening at York House on September 26.