SARH Garden Competition Awards 2019
On two of the hottest days on record, the judges braved the sun and visited the gardens of talented SARH customers.
The green-fingered customers were recognised for their talents at SARH head office last week, with CEO Karen Armitage presenting awards in categories including Best Lawn, Best Newcomer and Best Communal Gardener.
The award of Best Wildlife/Eco Garden went to Nikki Candlin, a newcomer to the garden competition having only been a customer for a matter of months when 154 households in Doxey joined SARH from Clarion. Nikki’s garden is a hive of activity enjoyed by humans and wildlife alike. The judges were ‘wowed’ and had no doubts about awarding her this prize.
The full story will be available online shortly. See below for the full list of winners. To see photos from the day, please go to our Flickr.
Full list of winners 2019:
Best Lawn: Runner-up: Mr and Mrs Gee, Stafford. Winner: Mr Hendrie, Hixon.
Best Front Garden: Runner-up: Norman Shrehorn, Colwich. Winner: Mr and Mrs Murfin, Great Haywood.
Best Back Garden: Runner-up: Mr and Mrs Gee, Stafford. Winner: Mr and Mrs Jarratt, Stafford.
Best Wildlife or Eco Garden Runner-up: Jeffrey Hambleton, Croxton. Winner: Nikki Candlin, Doxey.
Most Creative Use of Space: Runner-up: Tina Nugent, Stafford. Winner: Peter Ferrari, Stafford.
Shirley Wheat Award Best Communal Garden: Runner-up: Lichfield Court, Stafford. Winner: Flaxman Close, Barlaston.
Best Allotment Plot: Runner-up: Tracey Rock, Priory Road Allotments. Winner: Shelley Matthias, Brookhouse Allotments.
Young Gardener of the Year: Winner: Alisha Robinson. Winner: Jake Rock.
Community Gardener of the Year: Runner-up: Tony Simcox, Stafford. Winner: James Brown, Barlaston.
Best Newcomer: Runner-up: Mr and Mrs Ellson, Haughton. Winner from Yarnfield.
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