Introducing the 2022 Westlake in Bloom winners

Mayuresh Dhond's "Best in Bloom" award-winning yard.

For the second time in as many years, the Westlake in Bloom Appreciation/Awards Ceremony was held at the Westlake Community Services Center on Aug. 9.

The award-winners from each category were invited to attend the cherished annual event celebrating the extraordinary efforts of Westlake’s gardening community.

Mayor Dennis Clough commended their efforts, noting that they serve to enhance the city’s beauty year after year and set it apart from other communities in Northeast Ohio.

The winner of the coveted Lu Walter “Best in Bloom” for 2022 is Mayuresh Dhond who took first place in the “Residential Landscaping – Rear Yard, Small” category. His award-winning yard features numerous sculptures and other unique decorative features among the colorful plant-life.

In his 10th year as the event’s chief organizer, Planning and Economic Development Director James Bedell proudly called upon each of the winners by name to receive their custom awards for first, second and third place. For the first time in the competition’s history, the winners received gift cards in addition to their certificates – $50 for first place and $25 for second and third place.

A video of the award ceremony will be available at

2022 Westlake in Bloom Winners

Evergreen Cemetery Fence Gardens

                First Place: In Memory of Leverett & Abigail Johnson

                Second Place: In Loving Memory of Brett P. Luengo   

                Third Place: The Eberling Family               

Hilliard Boulevard Flower Box

                First Place: In Memory of Antonio C. Romanello #206

                Second Place: King James Homeowners Association #137-140

                Third Place: In Memory of Thomas James Locker #3

Community Garden

                First Place: Lindsay Johnson #24

                Second Place: Lee Ding #1 and #2

                Third Place: Tiberiu Fulop #32

Multi-Family or Subdivision Entrance

                First Place: Westown Garden Apartments

                Second Place: Bay Landing Condominiums

                Third Place: Wyndgate Club


                First Place: OxyGo

                Second Place: The SpyGlass Group

                Third Place: Kleinhenz Jewelers

Place of Worship/Institutional

                First Place: Westlake United Methodist Church

                Second Place: Westlake Seventh-Day Adventist Church

                Third Place: St. Ladislas Catholic Church

Pollinator Garden

                First Place: Terri J. Mosham

                Second Place: Linda Tomkalski

                Third Place: J. Kevin Meivogel

Patio and Abutting Garden

                First Place: Pat Galinet and Marvin Schaust

                Second Place: Sharon L. Huelsman

                Third Place: Alona Wingfield

Vegetable Garden

                First Place: Jim and Judy Beveridge

                Second Place: Don Falasca

                Third Place: Robert Pietraroia

Window/Flower Boxes

                First Place: Beverly Wilkinson

                Second Place: Michelle Walsh

                Third Place: Karen Ludwig-Wong

Residential Landscaping – Front Yard

                First Place: Elisa Amigo-Slyman

                Second Place: Dr. William & Anne Marie Farr

                Third Place: Mary Beth and Jack Bedell

Residential Landscaping – Rear Yard , Small

                First Place: Mayuresh Dhond

                Second Place: Amy Shiever

                Third Place: Marilyn Ann Lester

Residential Landscaping – Rear Yard, Large

                First Place: Phyllis Kairis

                Second Place: Greg Shimko

                Third Place: Al and Janice Pescatrice

Residential Landscaping – Entire Yard, Small

                First Place: Vicki and Dennis Wert

                Second Place: Dannielle Cavallaro

                Third Place: Ken & Sharon Didion

Residential Landscaping – Entire Yard, Large  

                First Place: Karen Pintenich

                Second Place: Steve and Mari-beth Famiano

                Third Place: Cara Lee Pallas

Lu Walter “Best in Bloom” Award:  

                Mayuresh Dhond

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 9:51 AM, 08.16.2022