We've chosen our winners for our gardening competition 2017!

29 September 2017

Yesterday we were joined by Countrywide Grounds Maintenance to congratulate the winning residents and homeowners of this year's gardening competition. We launched our gardening competition in March with the categories of most improved garden and best flowerbed. This year we had two new categories celebrating the best community garden and green warriors!

The winners were invited to a celebration lunch at our head office, and were presented with garden centre vouchers by Barrie Dale, our Group Vice Chair, and Sarah Abouzeid, Director at Countrywide.

Residents had to send us photos of their gardens or flowerbeds before the competition started and then submit completed photos by Monday 31 July.

After viewing all entries we've come to a decision on our winners, who are:

Best flowerbed

  • Winner - Vyvyenne Burt from Yeovil
  • Runner up - Belinda Goldsworthy from Bristol

Most improved garden

  • Winner - Jean Marsh from Bridgwater
  • Runner up - Dawn Clode from Bristol

Community Garden (Somerset)

  • Winner - Houndwood
  • Runner up - Waterside House

Community Garden (West of England)

  • Winner - Clarkson House
  • Runner up - Compton Lodge

Green Warriors (Somerset)

  • Winner - Jacqui Pirrie
  • Runner up - Simon Ball
  • Runner up - Poppy at Paradise Gardens

Green Warriors (West of England)

  • Winner - Cate Biggs, Lyde Green Community
  • Runner up - Carmen Garaghon, Rosa Parks
  • Runner up - Duncan Mant, Compton Lodge
  • Runner up - Reclaim Macey’s Lane


A big well done to all our winners!