Bob Guesford is the winner of this year’s award in the Roses category, one of the only flower specific categories in the contest.
It marked the second straight year Guesford has taken home a prize for his roses.
Retired after 35 years with Canada Post, he now spends a majority of his time volunteering.
He gives time to many community organizations, including Kate’s Kitchen and the Hospital Auxiliary.
With the time he has left, Guesford enjoys working in his dazzling rose garden.
“I’ve always enjoyed planting and gardening. I find myself adding a little more each year,” says Guesford.
When his family moved to Trail, the yard was almost barren. After the addition of dozens of shrubs along the edges of the yard, as well as the countless roses, the property was transformed into a beautiful retreat.
The walkway from the white wooden fence to the front steps is delightful. Roses surround the edges of the path and flowers reside in just about every corner of the yard. The bright reds, yellows and pinks make the yard a stunning sight to see.
Guesford commends and congratulates the City and the citizens of Trail on their combined efforts. “I remember what the City looked like many years ago, and the change is just amazing.”
After winning the contest this year, Guesford thinks he will be taking a break from competing next year. “I’ll still be in the garden though, taking care of the roses.”