Once again, the tenants of East Devon District Council have excelled themselves this year with a beautiful display of gardens.  There were 36 entries this year.  We were pleased to see two first time entries. Kieron Bewes (Horticultural Consultant) was the judge and using the Royal Horticultural Society judging method 21 entrants obtained a Gold level, 12 obtained Silver and 3 obtained Bronze. The Tenants Garden Competition is an annual event organised by Tenant Participation within the Housing Service at East Devon District Council. The results of the garden competition are: Mr John Fowler of Sidmouth won Gold in the Overall Garden category & Best on the Day competition winner for 2016.

For all of this years winners, please see the December edition of our Housing Matters magazine.

The winners celebrated with a prize giving tea in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Sidmouth on the 30th August 2016.

The sponsors this year included:

  • Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary
  • Kings Garden Centre, Exmouth
  • Kieron Bewes - Horticultural Consultant
  • EmmDee Building Services
  • Robert Heath Heating
  • Skinner Construction
  • Thistle Insurance Group
  • Mark Vernon – Professional Cleaning Services
  • Tenant Participation

The feedback of the event was very good and tenants enter because they love gardening and feel it helps to promote the competition and know it is appreciated by the Council.

 Well done everyone and we hope to see you again in 2017!