Restaurant wins Bridge Road best dressed window title

Businesses enter into the spirit of the Hampton Court Show

Winning display by the Mezzet restaurantA Lebanese restaurant served up just the right look to please the judges in the Bridge Road best dressed window competition.

The Scale of Endeavour award and trophy for the best-dressed window in the road near Hampton Court went to Mezzet, a Lebanese restaurant whose display (pictured right) caught the judges' eye for its fantastic use of plant materials and striking design.

This year the theme for the best-dressed window was celebrating 25 years of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Entries came from gift shops, jewellery and fashion shops, restaurants, a florist and a pub.

Due to the high calibre of all the entrants, it was decided that the Albion Pub (pictured below right) was also deserving of a Scale of Endeavour award.

RHS Judges Hayley Skipper and Sarah Hills-Ingyon were very impressed with all of the entries and enjoyed seeing how the businesses had created their own unique window designs.

Award winner, the Albion PubThe competition does not stop with the judging though - one of the contestants has been asked to design a garden for a customer, and another entrant is planning to pack up her shop business to start a career in horticulture. None of the entrants have formal horticultural training.
The competition has been running for three years and there is a great sense of friendly rivalry and community spirit among the businesses. Many of the traders have said how their window displays attract visitors and tourists into their shops and are always a good talking point.

Pictures: © Moseley Life, Mark Goodman

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