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2013 Garden competition awards presented at Sudbury allotment

Innisfree gardening competition winners enjoyed the last of the Summer weather with a presentation award and lunch at our allotment site in Sudbury Wembley.

Matthew Wicks who presented the awards was most impressed with the quality of the entries this year. P9050019

Jennifer and Foieg Rahman won the 1st place award for their best use of a small space.

Judge Vanessa Hampton from Brent Allotment and Spaces noted the Rahman’s utilised space and containers to grow a wide variety of plants, vegetables and fruit using eco-friendly methods to conserve water and make best use of the sunny location to grow pak choi, strawberries, tomatoes and other beautiful things resulting in good colour and quality ingredients for the table.

DSCF0058The £100 first prize and runners-up prizes amounting to £100 was awarded by Paul Dixon of New Green at the Innisfree allotment plot in Sudbury.

Prize-winners met other members of the allotment and went on a tour admiring the hard work members have done over the last few months.

Overall results for the 2013 competition are:

Best use of small space and variety of fruit and veg – Rahman family

Best creative planting and features – Des Brittain at Mowbray Road.

Best planting for colour palette and attractiveness to insects – Michael Groarke and Pat Boyce at Anson Road.

Best floral display and individual effort – Sue O’Connor at Belsize Square.

Best communal garden and most welcoming – Margaret Carroll and tenants at Clochar Court.

You can see images of the gardens entered into the 2013 competition by clicking here.



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