Magna residents in full bloom
By Magna_Housing | Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:21
26 green-fingered Magna tenants and leaseholders from around Dorset and Somerset entered their gardens or flower displays in the hope of being crowned overall gardening champion 2013.
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The entrants were judged over two days in July across 6 classes, and the very high standard made judging extremely difficult.
Organiser Jane Fisher commented, 'Once again we have had an exceptional number of high quality entries and the judges have had real deliberation in choosing the winners. It's been a pleasure to visit these gardens and hear about the hard work and pride that have gone into presenting their entries.'
'The categories of pots and patio, and communal garden just go to prove that you do not need a big space to make an impact upon your surroundings. We'd like to congratulate and thank all the winners and entrants for sharing their gardens with us.'
Julie Turner from Melplash was chosen as gardener of the year, impressing the judges with her creativity and outstanding floral display.
Winner of the prestigious John Foot Cup was awarded to Beverly Joy of Bridport and residents of Webbers Piece Sheltered Scheme in Maiden Newton picked up the prize for the best communal garden.
All entrants were invited to a Cream tea presentation afternoon at Scats of Dorchester, who are the sponsors of the gardening competition.
First prize, second and third prize winners received gardening vouchers and all entrants received a goody bag from Scats of Dorchester.
1st Beverly Joy – Alexandra Road, Bridport and winner of the John Foot Cup
2nd Mr & Mrs Johnson – Fox Meadows, Crewkerne
3rd Bill Rose – Eddison Avenue, Dorchester
1st Mr & Mrs Stantiford - Hogshill Mead, Beaminster
2nd Louise Tate – Nutcombe Terrace, Charmouth
3rd Mr & Mrs Cieciora -Gerrards Green, Beaminster
Pots and Patios
1st Mr & Mrs Everson -Hill View, Charminster
2nd Paula Gould - Crossways
3rd Mrs Horwood - Crossways
Communal Garden 2013 Winners
Mrs Joan Dean and residents of Webbers Piece, Maiden Newton
Gardener of the year 2013 Winner
Julie Turner - Twinways, Melplash