Shiregreen resident Anita Eales is celebrating after her gardening skills helped her scoop first prize in the annual Shiregreen Garden Competition, awarded by Lord Mayor Peter Rippon.
The popular garden competition, run by Shiregreen Community Homes, saw dedicated individuals tend to their cherished gardens for an opportunity to win national garden gift vouchers.
Judges from the Shiregreen Community Homes Board were amazed by the quality of entries this year, so much so that a second prize was also awarded.
Winning resident Anita’s entry captivated the judges with a garden full of diverse textures, heights and sizes. Her creative use of flower pots in the space added a rainbow of colours making the garden bright and cheerful.
Resident Anita said: “I couldn’t believe it when my husband called to say I had won first prize in the garden competition, I had to speak to someone from Shiregreen Community Homes before I could believe my luck.
“I am extremely proud to have won.”
Janusz Michalak received second prize and impressed judges with how he utilised green space in his garden. Floral hanging baskets and bursting flowerbeds cleverly created a colourful oasis.
Lord Mayor, Peter Rippon, added: “It’s great to hear that so many people have entered Shiregreen Community Homes’ garden competition and that the entries were of such a high standard.
“I’d like to thank everyone for entering and congratulations to all the winners today for showing just how much can be done with the gardens in Shiregreen.”
Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s neighbourhoods director, commented: “It’s always lovely to see the glorious gardens and ideas that our residents come up with.
“The annual competition is the perfect opportunity to recognise and award individuals for their hard work.”
To see pictures of the Shiregreen garden entries visit Shiregreen.net