Green fingered winners of MDL in Bloom announced

MDL Marinas is delighted to announce Shamrock Quay as the Outstanding Overall Site winner of its annual MDL in Bloom awards, sponsored by Towergate Insurance.

MDL’s marina teams take great pride in the aesthetics of their marinas, creating stunning floral displays to enhance berth holder and visitor experience across MDL’s network.

The MDL in Bloom awards are designed to celebrate the hard work of the greener fingered members of the team who plant and tend to the flowers and shrubs, adding a personal and homely touch to their marinas.

There are three award categories: Outstanding Tubs & Borders, Outstanding Hanging Baskets and Outstanding Overall Site.

Winning in the Outstanding Overall Site for the second time, Shamrock Quay also took first prize in the Outstanding Borders and Tubs category with Torquay Marina coming first in the Outstanding Hanging Baskets category.

“We’re delighted to support the MDL in Bloom awards and reward the marina teams who put in so much effort to keep their marinas looking beautiful throughout the year,” says Daniel Beorby, Head of Marine at Towergate Insurance, MDL’s insurance partner.

“The colourful arrays of flowers create a community feel and truly enhance boat owners’ enjoyment of the marinas.”

The winners of each category will receive a £50 Amazon voucher and trophy donated by Towergate Insurance. The winner of the Outstanding Overall Site award will also receive a hamper of goodies to share with the team.

Runners up in the different categories are:
Outstanding Overall Site: Torquay Marina
Outstanding Borders and Tubs: Sparkes Marina
Outstanding Hanging Baskets: Port Hamble Marina

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