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Windrush valley residents invited to take part in gardening competition

16 June 2016

Residents in Witney are being encouraged to get their gardens looking blooming beautiful in preparation for a local gardening competition.

Sanctuary Housing is inviting residents of Windrush Valley to feed their fuchsias and prune their pansies to be crowned as the best garden in the area, with a £50 National Garden gift voucher up for grabs.

“Making our neighbourhoods greener and cleaner places to live”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “We are always keen to support and develop projects that concentrate on making our neighbourhoods greener and cleaner places to live in. The competition is a great opportunity for local residents to show off their gardening skills and give their garden some care and attention in time for the summer.”

How to enter the competition.

The competition opens on Friday 1 July and entrants are being asked to send up to four photos along with full contact details by:

  • Email windrushgardencomp@sanctuary-housing.co.uk
  • Post them to the Sanctuary Housing office, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA
  • Or enter on social media with full name and photograph(s) using the hashtag #MyWindrushGarden

The competition will close on Friday 12 August. Entrants will be invited to a special celebratory event at the Oasis Café, Witney on Thursday 15 September when the winner will be announced and presented with their prize. The event will include refreshments, a plant stall and information and top tips about gardening.

This competition is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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