Published: Friday, 4th August 2017

Another year of tough competition to find out who has Greenwich's greenest fingers.

Sponsored by Coolings Garden Centre, the Royal Borough of Greenwich competition rewards residents whose beautiful gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets have brought colour to the borough.

It's a great opportunity for amateur gardeners to showcase their green-fingered skills while taking part in a fun and enjoyable community competition.

This year's winners

The winners of the 2017 Greenwich in Bloom competition have been revealed and the results are as follows:

Best Front Garden

  • First - Patricia Hills
  • Second - Ros John
  • Third - Clara Rutter

Best Back Garden

  • First - Stephanie Barker
  • Second - Patricia Chapman
  • Third - Barbara Ball

Best Communal Garden

  • First - Michelle Tran – Bostall Community Garden
  • Second - Gordon Parrish – Russell Close Communal Garden
  • Third - Patrick Rhatigan - Central Court Communal Garden

Best Hanging Baskets / Boxes / Pots

  • First prize - Lesley Bedford
  • Second prize - Gordon Parrish
  • Third prize - Patricia Chapman

View photos of the winning gardens in our Facebook gallery

Certificates of Merits

Best Front Garden

  • Trevor Fogah
  • Lee and Lee
  • Chipperfield and Copp

Best Back Garden

  • Ian Wilson
  • Tony and Phyllis Duignan
  • Lee and Lee
  • Chipperfield and Copp
  • Nicholas Courtney

Best Communal Garden

  • Tim Anderson – Maryon Park Community Garden
  • Karen Manze – Greenwich Mind Communal Garden
  • Jacqueline Newman – Old Dover Road Communal Garden

Best Hanging Baskets / Boxes / Pots

  • Anthony Maslin
  • Emma Howard
  • John Higgins

Great competition for the community

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment said: "It's wonderful to see residents taking such pride in their gardens, and working very hard to create bright and beautiful environments which they can enter for judging in this great competition for the community.

"I look forward to seeing an ever bigger and better Greenwich in Bloom contest next year and I strongly encourage residents with a love for their gardens to take part."