Garden competition winners announced

Green fingered Richmondshire residents have come top of the league in the district’s annual gardening competition.

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

And according to judges they made their gardens look extra ‘blooming lovely’ for the judges

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.

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

The prize winners are:

Central: First: Susan and Russell Steele, Catterick Village; Second:  Mervyn and Rosemary Beattie, Richmond; Third: Mrs Vivienne Mackey, Richmond;

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

Lower Wensleydale: First: Betty Yare, East Witton; Second: Moyra Jackson, Leyburn; Third: Christine Jones, Leyburn

North Richmondshire: First: Jeffery and Doreen Palferman, Melsonby; Second: Clarence and Jean Blewitt, Aldbrough st John; Third: Dorothy Cole, Melsonby

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