Richmondshire District Council

Council tenants gardening competition winners

Green fingered Richmondshire residents have come top of the league in the district’s annual gardening competition.

All council tenants gardens were eligible for the competition which looks to find the best gardens, window boxes, tubs, baskets, borders and vegetable patches. And according to judges they made their gardens look extra ‘blooming lovely’ for the judges.

They are judged in the five areas of the district – Central, Garrison, Lower Wensleydale, North Richmondshire and Upper Dales – with prizes for each area.

“The standard of gardens never disappoints us,” said Council Leader, Councillor Angie Dale. “It was wonderful to see the district looking so beautiful again. We have some previous winners but also some new gardens in the prizes this year which is good to see.”

The prizewinners are:


First: Susan and Russell Steele, Catterick village; Second: Mervyn and Rosemary Beattie, Richmond; Third: Mrs Vivienne Mackey, Richmond.


First: Derrick Brown, Catterick Garrison; Second: Michael Clark, Catterick Garrison; Third: Douglas and Susan Todd, Richmond.

Lower Wensleydale

First: Betty Yare, East Witton; Second: Moyra Jackson, Leyburn; Third: Christine Jones, Leyburn.

North Richmondshire

First: Jeffery and Doreen Palferman, Melsonby; Second: Clarence and Jean Blewitt, Aldbrough St John; Third: Dorothy Cole, Melsonby.

Upper Dales

First: Graham and Rosemary Frankland, Reeth; Second: Eric and Susan Turner, Reeth.

Blooming Lovely gardening competition winners 2022
Council tenants gardening competition winners for 2022.