Garden Competition 2017

Ready, Steady, Grow! 

It's competition time! Dust of your dibblers and plant some peonies.

Every year East Kent Housing run a Garden Competition to celebrate the hard work of our most talented gardeners. 

 The deadline has now passed for entries, but we will be judging the gardens soon and winners will be announced later this summer.

Rules of the competition:

  • Entries must be from Tenants and leaseholders of East Kent Housing 
  • Previous winners may enter the competition
  • Work on gardens must be done by the resident
  • Residents are permitted to enter more than one category
  • By entering the competition you give East Kent Housing permission to use photographs of your garden for promotional materials
  • By entering you agree that East Kent Housing may share your address and contact information with the judges for the purpose of judging the garden competition
  • East Kent Housing cannot accept any responsibility for loss or delay to entries

Categories:

  • Front Garden
  • Back Garden
  • Communal Garden
  • Vegetable Patch
  • Balcony, Patio, Pots and Baskets
  • Junior Gardener
  • Most Improved Garden (Shepway ONLY)

Photos from the prize giving events are available here

List of Winners 2017:

Canterbury               

Best Back Garden      Gillian Matthews         Highly Commended

Best Back Garden      Glenda Lepard            Highly Commended

Best Back Garden      Hasan Taner   First Place

Best Container Garden           Elizabeth Stewart        Highly Commended

Best Container Garden           Mr Ian C. Bingham     First Place

Best Communal Garden         Cranmer House          Highly Commended

Best Front Garden      Mrs Atkinson   Highly Commended

Best Front Garden      Martin Ashdown          First Place

Best Communal Garden         Mrs Lawrence First Place

Dover             

Best Back Garden      Mr Bately        First Place

Best Back Garden      Mr Estall          Highly Commended

Best Container Garden           Stephanie Henry         First Place

Best Communal Garden         June Hopkins  Highly Commended

Best Communal Garden         Dave Matthews           First Place

Best Front Garden      Susan Gisby   First Place

Best Front Garden      June Hopkins  Highly Commended

Best Vegetable Patch     A.W Burrows   First Place

Best Vegetable Patch     Brian Castle    Highly Commended

Junior Gardener of the Year   Brooke Burrows         

Best Container Garden           Lawrence Overal        Highly Commended

Shepway                   

Back Garden  Mrs Ann Pulford          First Place

Back Garden  Judith and Veronica Hemingway       Second Place

Back Garden  Mrs Sheila Champion Third Place

Best Community or Communal Garden        Angela Smith  First Place

Best Container Garden           Anna Barnes   First Place

Best Container Garden           Les Gibbs        First Place

Best Container Garden           Terry Munday Second Place

Best Container Garden           Mr Wallace      Third Place

Best Vegetable Patch Rodell Harris   First Place

Best Vegetable Patch Anna Barnes   Second Place

Best Vegetable Patch Nigel Carey     Third Place

Best Front Garden      Joy Hansen  First Place

Best Front Garden      Alison Sullivan Second Place

Best Front Garden      Ruth MacCallum         Third Place

Judges Special           Michelle Barnes         

Judges Special           Angie Cross   

Judges Special           Melvyn Horne

Judges Special           Joe Medhurst 

Judges Special           David Sly       

Junior Gardener of the Year   Lily May Harman       

Keren Belcourt Rose  Susan and Robert Bowman  

Most Improved Garden          Joy Hanson    

Special Recommendation      Muriel Brailsford         

Special Recommendation      Jane Harman 

Special Recommendation      Juliette Metcalf          

Thanet                       

Best Vegetable Patch Heather Davey           Winner

Best Front Garden      Rosemary Elliot          Winner

Best Front Garden      Billie Taylor Robinson    Highly Commended

Best Container Garden           Ray Page        Winner

Best Back Garden P H Bovington Highly Commended

Best Back Garden      Simon Morley Winner

Prizes in previous years have included seeds, plants, gardening equipment and vouchers for local Gardening Centres and DIY Stores. 

Watch this film clip made by our Residents Film Group for some tips on how you could win this year's competition

If you are an experiences gardener and you have ideas, tips and suggestions that residents could use, please contact us at getinvolved@eastkenthousing.org.uk

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