Cestria celebrates glorious gardens
Published by Kelly Elliott for Cestria Community Housing in Housing and also in Communities
Alf and Edith Crampton, who won the Main Garden category of Cestria Community Housing's annual gardening competition, pictured in their Chester-le-Street garden.
Green-fingered gardeners in County Durham have benefitted from a record breaking summer of sunshine after producing fabulous flowers, lavish lawns and beautiful borders.
Tenants from Chester-le-Street-based Cestria Community Housing have been showing off their horticultural skills during the Association’s annual gardening competition, which this year included categories for best yard, vegetable garden, young gardener and communal space.
The aim of the event is to encourage all tenants, including local schools, sheltered units and leaseholders, to make a real difference to their areas by taking pride in maintaining their gardens, yards and communal spaces.
This year’s winners were presented with certificates and prizes by Board member Kay Nichol and Cestria Board vice-chair Vera Codling during a ceremony at The Brockwell Centre, in Pelton Fell.
Vera said: “Once again we were extremely impressed with the number and quality of entries in this year’s competition.
“The warm dry summer has yielded some fantastic results and it’s great to see the pride that all our entrants take in their own gardens and their communities.
“Their plants, flowers and vegetables have really brightened up the local area and we were pleased to be able to recognise their achievements during our annual award ceremony.”
The winners of the coveted Main Garden category were Alf and Edith Crampton, of Chester-le-Street, who impressed the judges with their colourful and varied display of flowers.
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