This year’s garden competition saw 48 East Devon tenants competing for the ultimate prize of Best in Show 2019
The tenants of East Devon District Council have excelled themselves in this year’s Tenants’ Gardening Competition with an outstanding selection of garden entries.
There were 48 entries in this year’s competition, which is an annual event organised by Bev Anderson, Tenant Participation Assistant in the Housing Service at East Devon District Council.
Horticultural Consultant Kieron Bewes kindly agreed to judge the competition and used the Royal Horticultural Society judging method to evaluate the entries.
The standard of gardens this year was particularly high, achieving 26 Gold prizes, 19 Silver prizes and three Bronze awards.
A prize winners’ ceremony was held at the Froginwell Vineyard, Woodbury Salterton on 6 August 2019, where the winners were presented with their prizes, followed by a celebratory tea.
Councillor Megan Armstrong attended the event together with sponsors Craig Jones from Ian Williams Ltd and William Morrison of Thistle Insurance. Raffle prizes were donated by Bradfords and Bev Anderson.
The sponsors this year were:
- Ian Williams Ltd
- Thistle Insurance
- Kings Garden Centre, Exmouth
- Otter Nurseries
- St Bridgets Garden Centre
- Kieron Bewes - Horticultural Consultant
The council would like to congratulate Mrs Elizabeth Martyn from Otterton who won Gold in the Overall Garden category and Kimber Cup Best in Show competition winner for 2019.
Cllr Megan Armstrong, Portfolio Holder Sustainable Homes and Communities said:
“Having attended previous garden competition prize giving events, I have always been very impressed by the number and quality of gardens entered into this annual competition for our council tenants.
“This year has been no exception and I was thrilled to be able to present some of the certificates in my new role as Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities.
“I would like to congratulate all the winners and to thank them and everyone else who entered for their hard work, patience and enthusiasm in helping to make their gardens and their communities so attractive.”
Results of East Devon District Council tenants’ gardening competition:
Mrs Benton (Broadclyst) - Gold & Category Winner - Back Garden
Mrs Bunker (Budleigh Salterton) - Gold & Category Winner - Disabled Garden
Mr & Mrs Fowler (Luppit) - Gold & Category Winner - Vegetable Garden
Mrs Hughes (Exmouth) - Gold & Category Winner - Containers & Hanging Baskets
Mr Jenkin (Exmouth) - Gold & Category Winner - Front Garden
Manor Close Tenant Association (Seaton) - Gold & Category Winner - Communal Garden
Mr Pengelly & Miss I Sterbova (Colyton) - Gold & Category Winner - First Time Entrant
Mr Woodman (Seaton) - Gold & Category Winner - Recycled Garden
Mrs Anderton (Colyton) - Gold - Containers & Hanging Baskets
Mr Bament (Rockbeare) – Gold - Communal Garden
Mrs Bastin (Exmouth) – Gold - Communal Garden
Mr & Mrs Burton (Seaton) – Gold Back Garden
Mr & Mrs Donnelly (Colyton) Gold - Vegetable Garden
Mr Dunn (Rockbeare) – Gold - Disabled Garden
Mr Fowler (Sidmouth) – Gold - Containers & Hanging Baskets
Mr Glanville (Talaton) – Gold -Overall Garden
Harepath Tenant Association (Seaton) – Gold - Communal Garden
Mrs Hill (Seaton) - Gold - Overall Garden
Mr Howard & Mrs A Weedon (East Budleigh) – Gold - Back Garden
Mrs Kimber (Newton Poppleford) - Gold - Front Garden
Mrs Martyn (Otterton) – Gold - Competition Overall Garden Winner
Mr Meekings (Sidmouth ) - Gold - Disabled Garden
Mr Miller (Exmouth) – Gold - Containers & Hanging Baskets
Miss Morgan, Mr Dunne & Mr Morgan-Dunne (Combe Raleigh) – Gold - First Time Entrant
Mr Snow (Plymtree) – Gold - Back Garden
Mr & Mrs Turner (Exmouth) - Gold - First Time Entrant
Mrs Beasley (Exmouth) - Silver - Front Garden
Mrs Beer (Broadclyst) – Silver - Containers & Hanging Baskets
Mrs Cranch (Exmouth) - Silver - Back Garden
Miss Davey (Axminster) - Silver - Back Garden
Mr Gallagher (Woodbury) - Silver - Disabled Garden
Mrs Higham (Exmouth) - Silver - Disabled Garden
Mr Kellow (Honiton) – Silver - First Time Entrant
Mrs Lancaster (Axminster) – Silver - Disabled Garden
Mr Martin (Woodbury) – Silver - Recycled Garden
Mr Miles (Honiton) – Silver - First Time Entrant
Mrs Pearce (Uplyme) – Silver - Front Garden
Mr Ponsford (Broadclyst) – Silver - Overall Garden
Mrs Randall (Sidmouth) – Silver - Front Garden
Mrs Stewart (Axminster) - Silver - Overall Garden
Mrs Sullivan (Sidmouth) – Silver - Disabled Garden
Mr Taylor (Broadhembury) – Silver - First Time Entrant
Mr Toplis (Exmouth) Silver - Front Garden
Mrs Travers (Sidmouth) – Silver - Front Garden
Mrs Wood (Ottery St Mary) – Silver - Containers & Hanging Baskets
Arcot Park & Friends Club (Sidmouth) – Bronze - Communal Garden
Mrs Galley (Budleigh Salterton) - Bronze - First Time Entrant
Ms Sandford (Broadclyst) – Bronze - Containers & Hanging Baskets