Congratulations to everyone that took part in this year’s Edenbridge gardening competition – Ready, Steady, Grow.
Councillors enjoyed visiting the gardens and meeting residents back in July to help them decide the winners. As ever, they were really impressed with the level of skill and enthusiasm for gardening that was shown.
Chairman Cllr Bob Todd said: “From allotments, to small containers and giant sunflowers, it was great to see everyone’s efforts this year. It was especially nice to see young people getting involved and showing enthusiasm for gardening – hopefully it has sparked an interest that will continue throughout their life.”
A presentation evening was held on 5 September at Rickards Hall to announce the winners and present the prizes that were generously given by Hever Castle & Gardens.
The Council’s Open Spaces Committee has agreed to run the competition again next year, so if you didn’t take part this time, there will be another opportunity! Gardening has many benefits – physical, mental and social, and taking care of our outdoor spaces can also instil a sense of pride, as well as being good for the environment and wildlife.
Scroll down to see some photos from the presentation evening and the full list of winners.
And the winners for 2023 are…
Winner: Auralucia Brook
Runner-up: Carol Connor
Highly Commended: Michael and Rosemary Hill
Winner: Min Reynolds
Runner-up: Michael and Rosemary Hill
Winner: Jane Moore
Runner-up: Ms J Burton
Highly Commended: Auralucia Brook
Winner: Hever CofE School
Runner-up: Marsh Green Pre-School
Highly Commended: Edenbridge Beavers
Winner: Pat Rayner
Runner-up: Min Reynolds
Highly Commended: Sue Butcher
Highly Commended: Tracy Jeal
Winner: Evelyn Luck
Runner up: Darcey Wilks