Greenwich gardeners make borough bloom

Greenwich gardeners make borough bloom

Local people have been sprucing up their gardens in hopes of a prize at the annual Greenwich in Bloom Awards. After nearly 150 entries, the prize-winners were announced on Friday.

Categories included front and back gardens, containers and junior entrants, while Abbey Wood Memorial Garden, and the gardens at Bannockburn Primary School and St Patrick’s Church, in Plumstead all received awards for the best communal garden.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s gardening competition, Greenwich in Bloom, set out to find the borough’s best green-fingered residents – and the people of Greenwich delivered!

Whatever their experience, everyone was welcome to enter.

Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner and, last week, the independent judges had a difficult job on their hands. After some deliberation, they picked their first, second and third-place winners for each of the five categories, and here they are…

Front garden

1st place: Lee Chipperfield and Lee Copp

2nd place: Karen Turner

3rd place: Debbie Foote


Back garden

1st place:  Ian Christie

2nd place: Phillip Humphreys

3rd place: Leah Bryan



1st place: John O’Rourke (Abbey Wood Memorial Garden)

2nd place: Paula Bish (Bannockburn Primary School)

3rd place: Yvonne Dsouza (St Patrick’s Church, Plumstead)


1st place: David Quinn

2nd place: Cosetta Lawlor

3rd place: Helena Moran

Junior gardener

1st place: Chloe Noel

2nd place: Polly Keeper

3rd place: Saoirse Leary