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GARDEN COMPETITION 2017

JUDGED 25th JULY 2017 

We are extremely lucky that Frosts Garden Centre has once again agreed to sponsor this competition, organising a judge and prizes which will be presented on August Bank Holiday Monday at the Woburn Sands Band Fayre, Mowbray Green. 

Front
Garden

 Back
Garden

Hanging
Basket

Community
Award

Special
Award


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Front Garden

27  HARDWICK  ROADFIRST - 27 HARDWICK ROAD
A very large and colourful front garden, recently transformed from an old established garden. The present owners have used some of the original old shrubs and herbaceous plants in the beds and borders and added new flowering shrubs, herbaceous and bedding plants all artistically designed to blend in some the old to add their mark on the garden, all the beds are covered in dark grey slate chippings to help reduce watering and weed growth. 
SECOND - 2 RUSSELL STREET

SECOND - 2 RUSSELL STREET

A small front garden covered with gravel on which are 18 very colourful containers, when the judges visited there were some stunning blue Agapanthus in flower, the owners have made good use of a very small space.

 

THIRD - 3 TIDBURY CLOSETHIRD - 3 TIDBURY CLOSE

A very pretty front garden created this year with contrasting colourful shrubs, herbaceous plants and summer bedding plants, with a theme of blue, white and pink flowering plants many grown by the owner, at the rear is a raised bed containing vegetable plants near the front of the house. The bed is covered in bark to encourage people to walk amongst the plants. 

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 Back Garden

31 THEYDON AVENUEFIRST - 31 THEYDON AVENUE

Just when the judges thought they had found all the winners for the competition they visited almost the last garden nominated. The judges were overwhelmed when they walked in to a back garden in Theydon Avenue. The owners had transformed a standard type back garden lawn area into two, by building an old looking brick wall with an old architectural masonic arch in the centre which opens up on to a large garden fish pond almost covered in white flowering water lilies. Over the pond is a wooden bridge which leads the visitor too almost another garden. Established trees and shrubs have been pruned to shape. Near the house is a restful patio and sitting area. A very beautiful garden which looks as if it has come straight from Chelsea Flower Show.

SECOND - 1 CHANTRY CLOSESECOND - 1 CHANTRY CLOSE

A very full garden making every possible use of space within it. The garden is surrounded by established trees and shrubs that have been pruned to shape and fit the space they are growing in. A small lawn is divided from a gravelled area containing four raised beds full of vegetables by trained fruit trees. Around the patio are a number of colourful containers of summer bedding plants and some with alpines. Around the garden hidden from view are no less than five water butts and a compost bin, even in the front garden are some excellent large well grown tomato plants in mini plastic greenhouse.

THIRD - 32 WEATHERCOCK LANE

THIRD - 32 WEATHERCOCK LANE

A medium sized back garden with lots going on within, a central lawn around which are borders of established flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and bedding plants along the a number of tropical plants such as an Olive tree, tree ferns, Cordylines, Canna lilies and a Banana to name but a few, it also has a small pond and is home to two chickens. Good use is made of garden lighting throughout the year, particularly striking was a watering can and rose with solar power lights replacing the water running out of the can, the garden also has vegetables growing in the borders.

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Hanging Basket
 FIRST - 6 PINE GROVEFIRST - 6 PINE GROVE

One of several outstanding hanging baskets with lots of 'wow' factor, the basket chosen by the Judges contained large flowering bright yellow and red begonias, with white and blue petunias forming a shirk hanging below the basket, a very beautiful beacon of light to all that walk past the house.

 SECOND - 5  BADGERS  HOLTSECOND - 5 BADGERS HOLT A new entry to the competition.
By the back door and below a window is a stand on which are three tiers of flowering red, pink, yellow and orange petunias, along with fuchsias and other very colourful bedding and grown in window boxes, the plants create a bright colourful mass of flowering plants.
THIRD - 2  CLUB  COTTAGES

THIRD - 2 CLUB COTTAGES

Two identical very pretty and well maintained baskets of pink geraniums, red ivy leaf geraniums, nemesia and trailing fuchsia that hang either side of one the oldest cottages in Woburn Sands and created and planted by the owner

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Community Award
SHELTON COURT SHELTON COURT

The gardens and borders that surround the Flats are maintained by a dedicated group more able bodied residents to a very high standard with a mixture of flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and summer flowering bedding plants to create a pleasant environment for residents and visitors alike. These hard working residents are to be commended for their hard work.

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Special Award
  26 - TAVISTOCK CLOSE26  TAVISTOCK CLOSE

A well established back garden on a slight slope which have been transformed this year to meet the needs of the Ms suffer who owns the garden along with her husband and who loves gardening from her wheel chair. Lots of wooden sleepers have been used to build raise beds which zig zag though, between the beds are pathways with hard surfaces. The garden is designed so all of the garden is accessible from a wheel chair for maintenance. The raised beds are full colourful beds, herbaceous plants, bedding plants and summer flowering bulbs, a very beautiful and well-designed garden. The pathway eventually leads to a summerhouse and an artificial lawn at the top of the garden.

 63 VANDYKE CLOSE63 VANDYKE CLOSE

A front gravel garden containing no less than 27 very colourful containers, full of bedding plants such as variegated geraniums, colourful Coleus, large flowering begonias, lilies and herbaceous plants such as Agapathus in full flower to name just a few, all are well maintained by the owner a senior citizen gardener. The garden is a credit to him

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