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Green fingered winners of Aquavista in Bloom announced

Aug 2023, by Aquavista

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

The competition was launched in April when we invited our 29 inland and coastal marinas to accept the challenge of creating some stunning floral displays around their marina. The goal? To 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.


The winners were announced at our recent National Managers meeting and were awarded their 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. Not only do our marinas look full of colour, but 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 the brilliant communities we have here at Aquavista.’

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

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

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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