Richmondshire council garden prize winners announced

The green fingered winners are pictured at the Richmond home of central area winners Mr and Mrs Mackey.

Green fingered Richmondshire’s residents have been recognised in the district’s annual gardening competition.

All council tenants are encouraged to make their gardens look ‘blooming lovely’ for the competition which looks to find the best gardens, window boxes, tubs, baskets, borders and vegetable patches.

They were given a month to get their plots in top condition before mystery judging began.

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

“Once again the standard of gardens didn’t disappoint,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Threlfall.

“It is wonderful to see the district looking so beautiful through the summer months.  We had lots of regular winners but there are some new gardens in the prizes this year which is good to see.”

The prizewinners are:

Central: 1st – Mrs V Mackey, Richmond; 2nd  Mr P Johnson, Richmond; 3rd  Mr and Mrs Waldron, Catterick

Garrison: 1st Mr and Mrs Clark, Catterick Garrison; 2nd   Mr D Brown, Catterick Garrison;  3d Mr and Mrs Bates, Hipswell

Lower Wensleydale:  1st Mr G and Mrs B Yare, East Witton: 2nd  Mrs E Rawlin, East Witton; Joint 3rd Mr George, Hunton and Mr and Mrs A Worboys, Harmby

North Richmondshire: 1st Mr and Mrs F M Spence, Eppleby, 2nd Mr PW and Mrs CA Adamson, Melsonby; 3rd Mrs Bondarenko, Melsonby

Upper Dales: 1st Mr G Frankland, Reeth; 2nd  Mr E and Mrs S Turner, Reeth;