Marilyn Lees won Best Individual Garden in Six Town Housing's Flower Power Gardening Competition

The winners have been announced for an annual gardening competition run for people living in homes managed by Six Town Housing, and others living in their communities.

The competition received 108 entries from across the borough, with categories such as Best Communal Garden, Best Edible Garden, Best Individual Garden and Most Improved Garden.

Two winners from last year’s competition, Joyce Kay from Holcombe Brook and Carrie Knight from Bury, lent their expertise as judges this year.

Carrie said, “Judging was an enjoyable experience and I feel really honoured to have been asked. We spent around 3 and a half hours shortlisting entries, then spent a day visiting gardens before making a decision on the winners. There were so many great entries it was so difficult to choose just one winner in each category.”

Joyce said, “There were so many creative entries. People have put a lot of thought and effort into their gardens and should be very proud.”

Marilyn Lees from Unsworth was the winner of the Best Individual Garden category. She said, “I am absolutely gobsmacked and surprised to win, especially with the competition covering the whole of Bury. I love gardening. I don’t find it a chore at all and I just lose track of time when I’m in the garden.”

Residents on Kilburn Road in Radcliffe won the Flower Power award for best Communal Garden

Winners in each category received £100 in gardening vouchers.

Six Town Housing are responsible for Bury Council’s housing stock and a range of other assets, including garages, shops and a number of community facilities.


The full list of winners included:

Best Individual Garden

Winner: Marilyn Lees, Otter Drive, Unsworth

Best individual garden in Flower Power competition

Runner-up: Catherine Healey, Elms Road, Whitefield

Runner-up in Best Individual Garden category for the Flower Power Gardening Competition

Best pots, baskets and small spaces

Winner: Jean McCabe, Five Quarters, Radcliffe

Jean from Five Quarters in Radcliffe won Best Pots, Baskets and Small Spaces in the Six Town Housing gardening competition

Runner-up: Arthur Hilton, Victoria Square, Whitefield

Runner up in the Best Pots, Baskets and Small Spaces garden competition award category on Victoria Square, Radcliffe,

Best Communal Garden

Winner: Tony Evason, Charlie Cawley, Margaret Johnson, Frank Chadwick, Kilburn Road, Radcliffe

Winners of the Best Communal Garden category in the Six Town Housing Flower Power Awards

Runner-up: Brian Bennett, Moorfield Sheltered Scheme, Radcliffe

Moorfield Sheltered Scheme, Radcliffe, won the runner-up prize in the Six Town Housing gardening competition for Best Communal Garden

Thinking outside the box

Winner: Mr & Mrs Rhodes, Horridge Street, Woolfold

Winner in the Thinking Outside The Box category for Six Town Housing's Gardening Competition

Runner-up: Mr Robinson, Moorside Ave, Ainsworth

Runner up in the Six Town Housing Flower Power Gardening Competition for their Thinking Outside The Box category

Garden that helped me grow

Winner: Harry Chapman, Alma St, Radcliffe

Winner in the Garden That Helped Me Grow gardening competition category

Garden That Helped Me Grow winner

Runner-up: Phillip Sumner, Trencherbone, Radcliffe

Garden that helped me grow runner-up

Waste not want not

Winner: Stacey Gilkes, Hillside View, Ramsbottom

Waste Not Want Not category winner for Six Town Housing's Gardening Competition

Runner-up: Colin Gowers, Poplar Grove, Ramsbottom

Six Town Housing's gardening competition Waste Not Want Not category.

Community Gardeners

Winner: Abbey Close TRA Gardening Club and Community Garden

Community Gardeners winner, Abbey Close TRA Gardening Club and Community Garden

Runner-up: Chapelfield Community Gardeners

Chapelfield Community Gardeners, runner up in Six Town Housing's gardening competition

Best Edible Garden

Winner: David Jones, Sawley Ave, Whitefield

Best Edible Garden winner, Six Town Housing's Flower Power gardening competition

Runner-up: Brian, Roy and Olive, Red Bank, Lowe St, Radcliffe

Best Edible Garden runner up in Six Town Housing's Annual Gardening competition

Most Improved Garden

Winner: Paul Sellers, Sumner Ave, Ainsworth

Most Improved Garden category winner, Six Town Housing's Flower Power competiton

Runner-up: Lisa Schembri, Scarr Ave, Radcliffe

Runner up in the Most Improved Garden category, Six Town Housing's Flower Power competition

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