It’s been a summer of sunshine and Stockport’s gardens are in full, glorious bloom, making the judging of the annual Stockport Homes gardening competition harder than ever. However after much debate the winners have been revealed today, after judges chose their favourites from the list of entries.
There were 36 entries in total for the competition including beautiful baskets, tasty fruit and veg and quirky containers. Prizes for first, second and third in each category, in each area, were vouchers to the value of £50, £30 and £20 respectively, with £250 up for grabs for the best garden in the borough.
Carol Simpson was the deserving winner of the Best in Borough award this year, who also won first prize for the Best Garden in the West. The judges were blown away by Carol’s charming space, which features a delightful family of gnomes, a solar-panelled water feature and a 60-year-old Bonsai tree.
Robin Burman, Chair of the Board, Stockport Homes, said:
“Thanks to everyone who took part, we had some really tough decisions to make this year and we can’t wait to see all your entries again in 2019. The time and attention that goes into the gardens is lovely to see and those who won should be very proud.”
The winners of each category were:
Best garden – Brenda Coulthard
Best container – John Powell
Best communal garden – Joyce Reilly
Best fruit and veg – (Joint 1st) Chris Stonier and Clifford Brehaut
Best garden – Carol Simpson
Best container – Shirley Ann Moxham
Best communal garden – Jean Simpson
Best fruit and veg – Roy Porter
Carol Simpson, winner of Best in Borough and Best Garden in the West in her garden
Details of next year’s gardening competition will be posted on stockporthomes.org in the spring.