Garden Competition 2022

It’s time, once again, to get your entries in for our annual Garden of the Year competition. 

Each year we love taking time to celebrate and recognise tenants and leaseholders who take pride in their outside spaces and enjoy getting green-fingered outdoors. Send in your photos and inspire others to be creative with their outside spaces. Members of our Tenants’ Forum will judge all entries and award prizes and certificates to the best ones.

Whatever size or style of your garden, everyone is invited to enter. Whether you’ve got a brilliant balcony window box, a perfect patio, a fantastic flower bed or vibrant vegetable patch - we want to see all your gardening and growing exploits. Last year we had our first entry from a community garden and we’d love to see more of these.

To enter, please email your name and contact details, together with your photos, marked for the attention of Julia Walsh, to info@cornwallhousing.org.uk or you can send them in a private message to our Facebook page. Alternatively, you can phone 0300 1234 161 and ask for Julia who will arrange for a photograph to be taken for you. 

Closing date for all entries is 15 August 2022.

Our winner for the 2021 competition

Lorraine and Norman from Truro, who received a certificate from the Tenants' Forum and a shopping gift voucher.

Photos of Lorraine and Norman's garden in Truro, the winners

A few lines from Lorraine.

"I entered the garden competition because of what I have achieved, especially over the past 18 months with the Pandemic and lockdowns.  It has kept me sane being outside in the fresh air, but not only has it helped me I have made my garden wildlife friendly."

"In my nature pond I’ve have had frogs, tadpoles and now baby frogs everywhere, we also have baby newts."

"I have a hedgehog that visits the garden every evening, which I feed.  All my flowers are for bees and the butterflies, and all insect are welcome.

So come on all you gardeners, put your gloves on and enter the competition next year.

Our 2nd place was given to Michael from Shortlanesend

Photos of second place winner Michael's garden in Shortlanesend

Michael was delighted to come second in the competition and pleased that his friends persuaded him to enter. He said “I have always wanted to win the lottery and this has come close!”

Community Garden

This year the judges have recognised a community garden project that has entered the competition, from Carnon Crescent in Carnon Downs.

Our Estate Monitor Jackie said  “Reg, Kath, Brian, Zena and Jackie love to work in the garden as a hobby. Ian cannot physically do any gardening, but contributes financially to buy plants, compost and so on. Brian has made a pond and planted a wildflower garden to encourage bees. We now have a seating area at the back, paid for by one of the tenants, which involved a lot of hard work by Reg and Brian. Cutting down all the old trees and erecting a wooden fence right along the back. All these projects have brought the community together at Carnon Crescent. Reg and Kath often knock on the door with a cucumber in hand from their greenhouse. We all enjoy keeping the gardens here maintained and lovely to look at and often get compliments from passers-by."

Photos of the gardens at Carnon Crescent

Some of our runners up

Jackie from Padstow

 Photos of Jackie's garden in Padstow

Patricia from Dobwalls

Photos of Patricia's garden in Dobwalls

Mr & Mrs Roe from Saltash

Photos of Mr and Mrs Roe's garden in Saltash

Kellyann from Trewidland

Photos of Kellyann's garden in Trewidland

 

All enqueries please contact Julia Walsh Email: julia.walsh@cornwallhousing.org.uk

 

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