The winners of Colburn Town Council’s annual garden and scarecrow competition have been announced.
Among the winners was 73-year-old Andrea Watling who came first in the Best in Bloom category.
For some time, Andrea has been known by locals, for her wooden garden ladder adorned with plants, in her front garden.
She started the display 50 years ago, but after returning home from hospital after falling seriously ill four years ago, it was time to change things around a little.
The wooden ladder started to break up, and so a replacement aluminium ladder took its place, and work started on the back garden, which today, is open for all to see.
Andrea, a dedicated churchgoer, who attends St Cuthbert’s in Colburn Lane, is also known as the local charities champion at the Co-op on Broadway, where she has worked for 20 years.
Andrea recently received a gold watch for her long service at the store.
The council competition has been run for a number of years and it has been suggested that the gardens be opened next year to visitors paying a small entrance charge to be donated to charity.
“Role on next summer,” said Andrea, as she prepares to open her garden to the public.
BEST IN BLOOM
|1st *||Andrea Watling|
|1st *||Sarah Baines|
|1st *||Keith Moore|
|1st *||Anna Vernon|
|1st *||Simon Jaques|
Best Veg Garden
|1st *||Richard Dale|
Gardening Competition Results 2019
|1st *||Maddie Dale|