Chelmsford City Council hosted an awards evening at Chelmsford Museum in Oaklands Park on Thursday, July 6 for the winners and runners-up of the Front Garden Competition.
Prizes of gift vouchers and plants were presented by Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Duncan Lumley for three categories: Best Kept Front Garden, Best Planter in Chelmsford and Most Sustainable Front Garden.
During the evening, the council also thanked the city’s Community Champions – people nominated for doing something special to help their local environment – and presented them with a certificate and a summer plant.
Councillor Malcolm Sismey, Chelmsford City Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “I was extremely impressed by the standard of entries again this year. A beautiful front garden and well-kept streets make a more pleasant environment for everyone.”
Cheryl Hogan from St John’s Road in Chelmsford won the Best Kept Garden category. The winner of Most Sustainable Front Garden was Paulette Brown from Becket Way in South Woodham Ferrers and the winner of the Best Planter category was Malcolm Roe from Plane Tree Close, Chelmsford.
David Norman, Director of Abercorn Plant and Garden Centre, said: “Gardens are looking great following a mild winter and relatively warm spring.
“Using a mixture of plants that can be planted throughout the year, your garden will have different plants flowering or showing colourful foliage throughout all the seasons, creating interest and enjoyment all year long.”