We announced the winners of this year’s gardening competition at Meadow Court in Worcester on Thursday 6 September.
The annual event – which this year took place between 4.30pm and 6.00pm – awards those residents who have shown green fingered know-how in their gardens.
The late afternoon event celebrated winners in a number of categories :
- Best front garden
Overall winner – Audrey Jones from Worcester;
Runner-up – Margaret Gentry from Worcester.
- Best rear garden
Overall winner – Nicky Johnson-Jones from Broadwas;
Runner-up – Mary Baylis from Malvern.
- Best containers and hanging baskets
Overall winner – Margaret Gentry from Worcester;
Runner-up – Rachel Whelan from Droitwich.
- Best communal garden
Overall winner – St Michael’s in Ledbury;
Runner-up – The Cedars in Malvern.
- Most improved garden
Overall winner – Mary Baylis from Malvern;
Runner-up – Sharon Boalch from Worcester.
- Champion of Champions
Overall winner – Pam Davis from Worcester;
Runner up – Mike Brodie from Lullowfield House in Droitwich.
Clare Jackson, Executive Director Housing Care and Communities said : “We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s gardening competition. The quality of entrants was outstanding and our judges had a tough job in making their decisions. Well done to all our green-fingered residents!
“Here at Fortis we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and this was one of the reasons that we introduced such a competition. Encouraging people to take part in such initiatives not only celebrates the great outdoors but also has a positive effect on health and well-being. Look out for details on next year’s competition!”
Judge Bill Simpson, MBE, former Principal of Pershore College said : “The standard was very high this year considering the hot dry summer we experienced. All entrants are to be congratulated on the pride taken in their garden – from hanging baskets and containers to the large, extensive communal gardens. As judges we marked these achievements with Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver or Bronze awards with the winners and runners-up receiving an engraved trophy.”
Winners in each category received £100 each in gardening vouchers.