Southampton marina scoops top award

Shamrock Quay MDL in Bloom Overall Winner

Southampton’s Shamrock Quay marina has won ‘outstanding overall site’ at the 2022 MDL in Bloom awards.

The annual MDL in Bloom awards, sponsored by Towergate Insurance, 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 and 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 Devon’s Torquay Marina coming first in the outstanding hanging baskets category.

Flower borders at Shamrock Quay
Borders at Shamrock Quay

“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.

“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. The winner of the outstanding overall site award will also receive a hamper of goodies.

Runners-up in the different categories are Torquay Marina (outstanding overall site); Sparkes Marina (outstanding borders and tubs) and Port Hamble Marina (outstanding hanging baskets).

Earlier this month, MIN reported that MDL Marinas has been accredited with three ISO standards following a series of rigorous assessments over the last 12 months by the British Assessment Bureau.

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