Six Town Housing's gardening competiton received a record 232 entries

This year, our Flower Power gardening competition received a record 232 entries. It was judged by 2 previous winners, Duncan Smith and Tony Evason.

John Merrick, our Neighbourhoods Director, said, “We received a record number of entries to the competition this year and it was a tough job for the judges as they were all fantastic. Each competition entrant should be proud, as their gardens are not only enjoyed by them but brighten up their neighbourhood for everyone.”


Best Individual garden

Winner - Carol Lewis, Bury

Runner up - Christian & Helen Farrelly, Bury

Most improved garden

Winner - Allyson Patten, Brandlesholme

Runner up - Edward and Julie Brown, Whitefield

Jean in Radcliffe came first in the Best Pots, Baskets and Small Spaces category in Six Town Housing's Flower Power competition

Best pots, baskets and small spaces

Winner - Jean McCabe, Radcliffe

Runner up - Theresa Blakemore, Bury

Best communal garden

Winner - Owen Kerwin, Waverley Place, Retirement Living Scheme, Radcliffe

Runner up - Roy, Brian and Olive, Red Bank Extra Care Scheme, Radcliffe

Best young gardener (aged under 16)

Winner - Erin and Jamie, Brandlesholme

Runner up - Peel Brow Primary School, Ramsbottom

Best eco-friendly garden

Winner - Stacey Gilkes, Ramsbottom

Runner up - Allyson Patten, Brandlesholme

Best edible garden

Winner - Dave Jones, Whitefield

Runner up - Mr & Mrs Ghising, Bury

Community gardeners

Winner - Abbey Close Tenants and Residents Association, Radcliffe

Runner up - Corrie Gardeners, Radcliffe