Green Fingers Celebrated!

on Wednesday, 23 September 2015.

Salisbury City Council celebrated winners in this year’s Allotment, Scarecrow and Gardens Competition at an awards ceremony at The Guildhall last Wednesday 16 September.  Certificates and prizes were presented by the Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Councillor Andrew Roberts.

The annual Allotment Competition saw entries across the 12 allotment sites, with Mr Keith Lawrence being awarded a cup for the best plot overall.

The Scarecrow Competition, judged by The Mayor, saw a variety of interesting characters pop up on allotments and in gardens. First prize winners were the residents of Holmwood who made ‘Antonio and Buster’, second place went to ‘Will Kemp’, a tribute to Sarum Morris, made by Mr and Mrs Dolding and third was awarded to ‘Steven’ created by Elizabeth House Social Centre.

Salisbury City Council were delighted to welcome back Jane Brine of Dairy House Plants and Diane Poynting to help judge the annual City Gardens Competition. This year’s entries were of an extremely high quality.  For the first time ever, a Gold Gilt was awarded. This was given to Braemar Lodge whose garden surpassed all the judges’ expectations. Other winners include:

Gold Awards
Grasmere House Hotel, Harnham Croft, Kimberley House, Sarum St. Paul's Primary School, The Wig and Quill, a Fisherton Street garden, two Laverstock gardens

Silver Gilt Awards
A Garden in: The Friary; Cheverell Avenue; and Ridgeway Road

Silver Awards

Holmwood, Little Manor, Milford Hall Hotel, Pear Tree Apartments, McKenzie House

Bronze Awards
Old Mill, Harnham