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Greenwich in Bloom winners with Greenwich Mayor, Cllr Mick Hayes

Published: Monday, 23rd September 2019

Each year our residents get the chance to show off their creative gardening skills for the chance to win first prize. The competition was fierce but the winners have been chosen...

We’ve always known our residents have green fingers, but this year, our Greenwich in Bloom entrants have blown us away!

Our annual awards celebrate the people in our community who work really hard to bring colour and vibrancy to their gardens and neighbourhoods. The categories include front garden, back garden, communal garden, hanging baskets, window boxes or pots and finally commercial garden or containers.

This year’s awards ceremony took place on Friday 20 September and was attended by Greenwich Mayor, Cllr Mick Hayes, who presented the winners with their awards.


The Mayor of Greenwich congratulates the winners of Greenwich in Bloom

The triumphant winners with Greenwich mayor, Cllr Mick Hayes


Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and the Third Sector, Cllr Miranda Williams said:

“I would like to say huge congratulations to all the winners and participants of this year’s Greenwich in Bloom. Beautiful gardens make such a difference to the borough, and it is clear to see how dedicated and hard-working this year’s entrants have been. I hope other residents feel inspired to get their gardening gloves out and enter next year’s awards!” 


This year's winners and merits are...

Best Front Garden

First place - Pauline Barnes
Second place - Patricia Hills
Third place - Lee Chipperfield & Lee Copp

Merit - Patrick Rhatigan
Merit - Bill Dolan

Best Back Garden

First place - Cosetta Lawlor
Second place - Mehmet Ulusoy
Third place - Lee Chipperfield & Lee Copp

Merit - Hazel McDiarmid
Merit - Phyllis Duignan

Best Communal Garden

First place - Bostall Community Gardens
Second place - Bannockburn Primary School
Third place - Christchurch School

Merit - Peacehaven Garden
Merit - Orchard Estate

Best Containers

First place - Mehmet Ulusoy
Second place - Patrick Rhatigan
Third place - Lesley Bedford

Merit - Virginija Verbaitiene
Merit - Lee Chipperfield & Lee Copp

Best Commercial 

First place - Trafalgar Tavern
Second place - Tailor & Forge


Here is a small selection of the winning gardens

Front garden winner! Pauline Barnes

Best Front Garden winner, Pauline Barnes


Front garden winner! Pauline Barnes

Best Communal Garden, Third Place, Christchurch School


Back Garden, Merit, Phyllis Dulgam

Best Back Garden, Merit, Phyllis Duigam