Awards night for town’s gardeners

Winners from the Ashington Gardens Competition 2015. Picture by Adam Richardson.
Winners from the Ashington Gardens Competition 2015. Picture by Adam Richardson.

Green fingered residents of a county town have been rewarded for their efforts at a special awards ceremony.

The Ashington Gardens Competition 2015, organised by Ashington Town Council,

The even has grown year on year since its inception in 2010, and this year’s awards event took place at Ashington Cricket Club where the Mayor of Ashington, Coun Ely Turnbull, presented the prizes to the winners.

The overall winner of this year’s competition was Gillian Pallas, who also won the category of ‘Best Large Garden’.

The judges were impressed with what they described as a truly picturesque “chocolate box” garden right in the very heart of Ashington.

The other winners were Daniel Davison for ‘Best Senior Citizen Garden’, Kay Merideth, Jean and Ian Curran for ‘Best Disabled Person’s Garden’, Richard Timson for ‘Best Allotment’ and Norman and Jennifer Hobbs for ‘Best Small Garden’.

Woodhorn Park Care Home won an award for the ‘Best Commercial Property’ and each of the winners received certificates, a shield, an engraved glass award and a £30 B&Q giftcard.

Coun Turnbull said: “We are delighted that a record number of the town’s gardeners took part. The competition is a way of recognising and rewarding the excellent gardening work undertaken by individual residents and is making a significant contribution to improving the town’s appearance.”

Visit www.ashingtontowncouncil.gov.uk for details on next year’s competition.