Friday, 7 October 2011

Green fingered residents scoop garden awards

Green fingered residents in east Leeds have been awarded for producing amazing results in their gardens over the summer.

East North East Homes Leeds, a company that manages council homes in the north and east of the city, have announced the winners of this year’s annual garden competition.

The awards were presented by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Reverend Alan Taylor, at a special event at the Ramada Jarvis hotel in Seacroft.

The standard of the competition was again very high and the judges confirmed that it had been a difficult job this year. The prizes were divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze and, with the Gold awards going to the best gardens from each area with an overall Best in Show.

The competition was judged by Sarah Spencer of Leeds City Council’s Parks & Countryside, Ambrose Griffiths British Gas, Mr Ian Grainger ( Estate Services) and four residents - Mr Ian Harvey, Barbara Burns, Ms Julia Rose-Lewis, Mrs J Leite, who had all been previous winners.

There were seven Gold winners, 16 Silver and 26 Bronze awards, Best Vegetable Garden, Best Communal, Best Environmental garden, Best Baskets and Best in Show.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Reverend Alan Taylor, said:
“It was a wonderful evening and it was excellent to see such a high standard of gardens and commitment by the residents to make their communities brighter.”

Angelena Fixter, Chair of East North East Homes Leeds, said:
“It is fantastic that many of the local residents have got involved with the competition, and produced some fantastic gardens.

“Congratulations to all the winners, and I hope everyone continues to enjoy the beautiful gardens they have created.”

The competition was sponsored by Colour Copy Leeds, British Gas. Skelton Skips, Parks and Countryside, The Flower Factor of Whitkirk & Ramada Jarvis.


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