'Beautiful' gardens win praise in competition

PUBLISHED: 14:51 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:51 07 October 2015

The garden at 22 Liverton Close, Exmouth.

The garden at 22 Liverton Close, Exmouth.


Council tenants in Exmouth, Lympstone and Woodbury have had their gardening skills recognised in an annual contest.

The garden at 30 Glebelands, Lympstone.The garden at 30 Glebelands, Lympstone.

The East Devon Tenants’ Garden Competition 2015 was organised by the tenant participation team in housing services at East Devon District Council.

Entrants were judged by horticultural consultant Keiron Bewes, using the Royal Horticultural Society’s judging method.

Winning gold were Mr and Mrs Cranch, Mrs Gooman, and Mr Ward, all from Exmouth, and Mr Hall from Lympstone.

Winning silver were Mr and Mrs Hall – also the best first-time entrants – Mr and Mrs Doran, Ms Higham, Mr and Mrs Kellaway, and Mr and Mrs Hughes, all from Exmouth, Mr Bond from Lympstone, and Mr Gallagher, and Mr Smith and Mrs Chambers, all from Woodbury.

Winning bronze were Mr and Mrs Drew, Mrs Smaldon, Mrs Snell, and Mr and Mrs Wood, from Exmouth, and Miss Bienvenu from Lympstone.

Councillor Jill Elson, portfolio holder for sustainable homes and communities, said: “Once again, the tenants of East Devon District Council have excelled themselves with a beautiful display of gardens.

“We received excellent feedback after the event, which confirmed that our tenants enter because they are proud of their gardens and want to put the area where they live in the spotlight.

“I would like to thank our judge, the many sponsors who so kindly donated prizes and, of course, everyone involved in making this fantastic annual event such a success.”

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