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GGHT’s Annual Garden Competition proves a hit with tenants


Published by Mark Foster for Golden Gates Housing Trust in Environment and also in Communities, Housing

Golden Gates Housing Trust Garden Comp Winner Golden Gates Housing Trust Garden Comp Winner

As Summer once again draws to a close, the winners of Golden Gates Housing Trust’s (GGHT) annual garden competition have been announced. Now in its 10th year, the competition has seen green fingered tenants throughout Warrington competing in the categories of Best Garden and Most Improved Garden, with one lucky winner taking away the prize for Overall Winner.

The competition aims to recognise and reward those tenants who go the extra mile, creating gardens that improve the look of their local area. It has been a popular annual event with tenant’s year in year out, with many entrants coming back with wonderful new displays every year.

Passion and gardening knowledge were apparent amongst all of this year’s entrants, with gardens demonstrating a good selection of plants and colour combinations, evidence of recycling, and a tidy appearance all round. 

GGHT Garden Competition Results

Best Garden

1st Prize - Roy Chester, Longford              

2nd Prize – Ronald Warburton - Sankey   

3rd Prize – Sylvia Graham, Longford        

Most Improved

1st Prize - Lisa Shingler - Orford                

2nd Prize – Anthony Kearns - Cotsworld Road                

3rd Prize – Sylvia and Roy Griffiths - Burtonwood

Overall winner

Roland Adcock - Rixton

There was a vast array of prizes on offer with the winner of each category taking home £200 in vouchers, £100 for second and £50 for third place. The overall winner won £300 in vouchers. 

Well done to Mr Adcock from Rixton who was our overall winner this year. His garden impressed the judges because of the impressive array of fruit and vegetables grown in the garden, his use of recycled materials and the overall look and appearance of his garden.

GGHT Chair, Roy Smith said: “Our resident garden competition gives recognition to those who lead by example and inspire others in the community to look after their gardens. Once again, I’m very pleased to see so many people enter the garden competition; though judging seems to get harder every year. All of the gardens we visited were a credit to the people looking after them. However, there can only be one overall winner, so many congratulations to Mr Adcock.”


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