Richmondshire District Council

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

All council tenants are encouraged to make their gardens look ‘blooming lovely’ for the competition which looks to find the best gardens, window boxes, tubs, baskets, borders and vegetable patches. They were given a month to get their plots in top condition before mystery judging began.

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 is wonderful to see the district looking so beautiful again through the summer months. We have some regular winners but also some new gardens in the prizes this year which is good to see.”

The prizewinners are:

Central Area:
First - Peter and Margaret Johnson, Richmond
Second - Peter Crouch, Catterick village
Third - Susan and Russel Steele, Catterick village

Garrison Community:
First - Michael and Megan Clark, Catterick Garrison
Second - Harold and Marlene Bates, Hipswell
Third - Sylvia Williams, Colburn

Lower Wensleydale:
First - Geoff and Betty Yare, East Witton
Second - Elizabeth Rawlin, East Witton
Third - Richard and Julie George, Hunton                  

North Richmondshire:
First - Jeffery and Doreen Palferman, Melsonby
Second - Joanna Crowe, Newsham
Joint third - Peter and Carol Adamson, Melsonby and David and Christine Ireson, North Cowton

Upper Dales:
First - Graham and Rosemary Frankland, Reeth
Second - Eric and Susan Turner, Reeth

Blooming lovely winners 2019
Councillor Angie Dale (right) with the winners
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