Green-fingered Knutsford residents showed even the smallest
of gardens can impress the judges during Knutsford Town Council’s annual front
All shapes and sizes of garden were entered into the community
contest, judged by the Deputy Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Stewart Gardiner and
Christine Skinner representing Knutsford in Bloom.
With a cherry tree in full fruit, beautiful hanging baskets,
lighting, bird feeders and baths and a small seating area, judges were in
complete agreement that Peter Holt’s garden in Middle Walk was the winning
entry and he received a certificate and a gift voucher for a Christmas Tree
kindly donated by Fryers Garden Centre.
A strong second place went to Terence and Jean Austin’s
garden in Meadow Drive – a beautiful garden with well tended flowers and a lush
Third place was a tie between two very different front
gardens: Jacqui Elliott, who’s small but perfectly formed paved garden on
George Street impressed the judges with a variety of potted plants, climbers
and a window box and Lorraine Dorset’s beautiful garden on Woodside featured
abundant flowering beds and a well-tended lawn.
The Residents of Ella Grove were presented with a Community
Garden certificate to acknowledge their maintenance and upkeep of this communal
space for the enjoyment of all local residents.
Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford said, ‘’I was delighted to hand out certificates to some worthy winners this weekend and see the gardens they’ve clearly spent a lot of time nurturing over many months. Thanks also to Jonathan Farber for taking photographs of the gardens, across the town, and to Cllr Stewart Gardiner for assisting in judging the competition while I was on holiday.”
Knutsford Town Council look forward to receiving even more entries for next year’s competition in the Summer of 2020.
already blooming with the RHS Tatton Flower Show in town, floral shop window
displays plus an upcoming visit from the Northwest In Bloom Competition judges,
and now Knutsford Town Council is inviting residents to get involved by nominating
gardens for the 2019 Knutsford Front Garden Competition.
competition, organised by the council in 2019, encourages residents to get
involved with the In Bloom campaign and either show off their own
beautiful front gardens or maybe nominate a neighbour.
competition is open to any garden which is on view to members of the public,
and anything can be nominated from window boxes to large landscaped gardens.
Residents are encouraged to snap a photo of their favourite Knutsford front
gardens and enter them into the competition by emailing the picture to the
council. Residents can nominate their own gardens, a neighbour’s garden or a
garden that they have passed on their travels.
competition has once again been sponsored by Fryers Garden Centre on Manchester
Road who will be providing prizes for the three winners. The competition will
be judged by the Town Mayor with representatives from Knutsford in Bloom and
you’re proud of your own garden or think your neighbour’s efforts have been
paying off all you need to do is send us a picture to enter it – it’s a fun,
local competition focused on recognising the spaces that brighten people’s days”
said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green.
competition opened on Monday 15th July and will be open for one
month until Friday 16th August. To enter just send a photograph and
the address of the garden to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can enter as many gardens as you’d like, and can also submit entries
in person to the Council Offices on Toft Road.
Green-fingered Knutsford residents showed even the smallest of gardens can impress the judges during Knutsford Town Council’s front garden competition.
All shapes and sizes of green spaces were entered into community contest, judged by the Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Peter Coan, Bijal Mistry, manager of Fryer’s Garden Centre and Yvonne Bancroft, chair of Knutsford in Bloom.
With a cherry tree in full fruit, beautiful hanging baskets, lighting, bird feeders and baths and a small seating area, judges were in complete agreement that Peter Holt’s garden in Middle Walk was the winning entry.
A strong second place went to Susan Edwards and Richard Ankers in Lilac Avenue who had created a modern design with slate and wooden sleepers, impressing judges with their colour schemes, design, bird feeders and range of planting which was buzzing with bees.
Gina Cross won third place with her spectacular hanging baskets and potted displays outside her first floor flat in Middle Walk which, alongside Peter’s garden, make a wonderful floral walk down Middle Walk to the Moor.
Cllr Pete Coan said, ‘’It is absolutely wonderful that the local residents take such a pride in making Knutsford look lovely and there were so many gardens to judge, it was difficult to choose a winner. however, pride of place has to be given to Peter for his wonderful all year-round display. His garden was absolutely outstanding, and I hope it gives as much pleasure to passers-by as it did for me to judge’’
The Mayor presented winners with a certificates and gift vouchers which were kindly donated by Fryer’s Garden Centre.
With the RHS Tatton flower show fast approaching and the North West in Bloom judges coming to town in July, Knutsford Town Council is launching a ‘Front Garden Competition’. The Council is asking for members of the public to come forward with nominations of gardens which have caught their eye and brightened their day, perhaps on their daily commute to work, on the way to the shops, or from a window at home or work.
Nominations can be any garden which is on view to members of the public and can include anything from window boxes to larger landscaped gardens. Depending on the number of entries, the entries will be categorised, and judges will tour the finalists in July to select the winners, who will receive a prize donated by Fryer’s Garden Centre.
To submit an entry to the competition, please send a photo of the garden and its address along with your details to email@example.com by Friday 20th July. Entries may also be submitted directly to the Council Offices on Toft Road.