District council gardening competition winners announced

Garrison winners Michael Clark (right) and Derrick Brown.

The winners of the district council’s annual gardening competition have been announced.

All council tenants gardens are eligible for the competition which looks to find the best gardens, window boxes, tubs, baskets, borders and vegetable patches.

They are judged in the five areas of the district – Central, Garrison, Lower Wensleydale, North Richmondshire and Upper Dales – with prizes for each area.

“The standard of gardens never disappoints us,” said council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.

“It was wonderful to see the district looking so beautiful again after our year off in 2019.

“We have some previous winners but also some new gardens in the prizes this year which is good to see.”

The prizewinners are:

Central: First: Mervyn and Rosemary Beattie, Richmond; Second: Mrs Vivienne Mackey, Richmond; Third: Robert and Tina Leonard, Richmond

Garrison: First:  Michael and Megan Clark, Catterick Garrison; Second:  Derrick Brown, Catterick Garrison; Third: Douglas and Susan Todd, Richmond

Lower Wensleydale: First: Betty Yare, East Witton; Second: Trevor and Dee Davis, Middleham; Third: Christine Jones, Leyburn

North Richmondshire: First: Jeffery and Doreen Palferman, Melsonby; Second: Terry and Faith Spence, Eppleby; Third: Clarence and Jean Blewitt, Aldbrough st John

Upper Dales: First: Graham and Rosemary Frankland, Reeth; Second: Eric and Susan Turner, Reeth