Monday, 7 September 2009


Once again, Thanet’s tenants have been hard at work getting their gardens in tip top shape for this year’s annual garden competition.

Sponsored by Mears, the competition is open to all council tenants and leaseholders, and this year the crown was presented to joint entrants Mr. Smith and Mr Munden both of Ramsgate of best back garden, as it was both felt each was deserving of the top prize.

As well as wining the joint 1st prize for the best back garden, Mr. Smith also won the overall prize of the competition and he was presented with the Garden Competition Cup by judges Cllr. Zita Wiltshire, Thanet District Councils Cabinet Member for Community Services, Ian Blackman and Miles Cronin from Mears.

Mrs Ardis from Birchington won the category for the best baskets, window boxes and containers, which were overflowing with colour.

Cllr. Zita Wiltshire said: “Congratulations to all of the tenants and leaseholders who took the time and trouble to enter this year’s garden competition. Each year, we have more and more entrants and the judging proves harder – the competition just highlights that many of our tenants take pride in their gardens. Next year we hope to change the criteria slightly, which will enable those tenants and leaseholders that grow their own vegetables and have allotments to also enter.”

Each winner received £50 shopping vouchers, courtesy of Mears and were presented with a framed certificate, as well as the overall winner Mr. Smith receiving the Garden Competition cup.

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