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…
1st place: Lee Chipperfield and Lee Copp
2nd place: Karen Turner
3rd place: Debbie Foote
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
1st place: Chloe Noel
2nd place: Polly Keeper
3rd place: Saoirse Leary