Spring Garden Competition 2019 Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the Spring Competition

Hilary and Lynn of the ‘Cherryaiders’ Gardening Group with the Best Community Group Shield.   
Goodsall with her Shield for the Best Individual Household Spring Garden entry.

Eamom O’Connell who with his wife Lynn won the Jo Toase Plate for his Best Individual Christmas Lights entry, judged  just before Christmas 2018.

Other winners and runners up are as below and everyone congratulated the organisers of the Presentation Evening on a job well done.

Community Groups:
Winner: The Cherryaiders (Hilary and Lynn) at Cherry Tree Age UK Centre.
Highly Commended:  Signposts Mid Sussex, (Diana Jenkins) Station Road.
Commended:  Warelands Play Area, (Keith Maslin), Warelands.

£30.00 cheques were given to each of the groups 

Winner:  Sue Goodsall
Highly Commended:  Sue Price
Commended:  Paul Barnett

£5.00 garden vouchers were given to all winners

£5.00 garden vouchers were also given to the following:
Liz Burrows
Phil Harvey
Teresa Welch

South Burgess Hill Gardens won out this year due to the North part being higher, all their Spring flowers were over by the date of judging.

Spring perfume, from daffodils, tulips, muscari, hyacinths and a variety of planting, was in the air as the judges toured the gardens.

 Three community groups entered and the winners were Hilary and Lynn, the Cherryaiders  These two are a pair of gardening volunteers, who are helping and guiding the users of the garden in Fairfield Road.  They have beaten off continuing vandalism to come up with some pretty raised beds with interesting planting. 

 Highly Commended were the team at Signposts, Station Road, who planted out varied pots and containers to beautify the front of the centre. 

 Keith Maslin won Commended for his year after year gardening around the play area in Warelands.  All these volunteers deserve a special thank you for their efforts throughout the year.

​Household winner was Sue Goodsall of Western Road, whose garden is designed to honour her late husband.  A lot of thought and hard work made this small garden a delight to behold. 

Green fingered Sue Prices large garden in St. Peters Road, was its’ usual interesting array of spring trees, flowers and flowering shrubs all performing at their best to win Highly Commended.  Paul Barnett in Station Road was commended for his enormous variety of different daffodils and tulips, all crowned by the blossoms of a large crab apple tree full of the sound of bees.  Three near misses were thanked for all their efforts and encouraged to try again next year by the awarding of £5.00 each

​Burgess Hill gardeners should be proud of their town this year, covered as it is in an abundance of Spring flowers, magnificent daffodils especially, being on view everywhere you look. 

Well done Burgess Hill!