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Garden competition comes to Shiregreen

24 July 2014
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Whether your garden is blooming with flowers or overflowing with water features all residents have a chance of winning the Shiregreen Garden competition.

Organised by Shiregreen Community Homes, part of Sanctuary Group, the competition opens on 31 July. Any resident in Shiregreen can enter and send in photographs of their summer garden, for the opportunity to win a £30 National Garden Gift voucher.

All entries will be posted on Shiregreen.net and judged by Janet Brind, Chair of the Shiregreen Community Homes Board, and Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, also a member on the board. The winner will be presented with their prize by Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Rippon.

Last year’s winner was Margaret Hoing who won with her display of colourful flowers and integrating decorative features into her garden. Her garden was judged as being a place of tranquillity and peace.

This year’s competition is sure to be just as tough to judge and the housing provider hopes it will showcase the great gardens residents have in Shiregreen.

Hannah Bailey, neighbourhood partnership manager, said: “Walking around the area you see some beautiful gardens that are certainly award worthy and it is great that we have the chance to recognise residents’ hard work and creativity.

“Beautiful gardens are a pleasure for everyone to enjoy within a neighbourhood.”

How do I enter the gardening competition?

To enter the competition up to four photographs showing different angles of the garden can be sent to or dropped off at 36a Beck Road, Shiregreen, S5 0GB or emailed to neighbourhoods@sanctuary-housing.co.uk. Entries must be received by Friday 29 August and include the name of the entrant, address and contact details.