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Published: Wednesday, 28th September 2022

Earlier this year, we went on the hunt for the best gardeners in the borough...and the results are in!

Earlier this year, we went on the hunt for the best gardeners in the borough. This was a chance for green-fingered residents of all ages to show off their very best planting skills and win prizes.  

The categories were front garden, back garden, containers, communal garden, and junior gardener. Contestants were judged solely on pictures, so needed to brush up on their photography skills too. Judges included Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities and the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Cllr Leo Fletcher.  

The award ceremony took place on a one-to-one basis with the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, in his town hall parlour where winners of each category received an award and a voucher from this year's sponsor, Thompsons Garden Centre for up to £60. 

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Cllr Khaireh said: “Huge congratulations to our residents that work hard on bringing colour and vibrancy to their neighbourhoods. Our annual awards celebrate and recognise the efforts our communities go to, and I only hope it inspires more people to enter next year's awards and get involved in gardening for the physical and mental benefits too.”   

This year's winners are... 

Front Garden winners 

First Place: Patricia Hills 

Second Place: Stephanie Gauci 

Third Place: Ursula Radley  

Back Garden winners  

First Place: Lee Chipperfield and Lee Copp 

Second Place: Carolyn Ashworth French  

Third Place: Lynne West 

Container winners 

First Place: David Quinn  

Second Place: Cosetta Zanobetti-Lawlor  

Third Place: Lorraine Abbs 

Communal Garden winners 

First Place: John O’Rourke  

Second Place: Paula Bish  

Third Place: Hayley Jeffrey 

Junior Gardeners winners 

Joint winners: Chloe Ashion Noel and Althea Hayes