Bloomin’ great: Redbridge in Bloom shows off borough’s best gardens

PUBLISHED: 11:01 20 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:36 20 September 2016

Redbridge in Bloom

Redbridge in Bloom

Redbridge Council

Spaces around the borough have looked bloomin’ marvellous as green-fingered residents created gardens and flower displays fit for a Queen.

The winners of the competition, which is organised by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure, highlights residents efforts in their gardens and flower displays around the borough.

The competition, which is in its 21st year, ran with the theme ‘a garden fit for the Queen’, to coincide with Her Majesty’s 90th birthday earlier this year.

Judges looked for imaginative use of flowers, shrubs and displays of horticultural excellence.

Marks were awarded for colour, condition and quality of plants as well as the layout and overall impact.

The first place winners are as follows:

- Best front garden – Kenneth Goldsmith, Hainault

- Best container garden – Mrs Milly Rauf, Ilford

- Best public house – Prince of Wales, Green Lane, Ilford

- Best sheltered housing/community display – Stoneleigh Court, Clayhall

- Best school gardening project – Roding Primary School, Roding Lane North, in Woodford Green

- Best communal gardens - Frating Crescent, Woodford Green

Cllr Ross Hatfull, cabinet member for civic pride, said, “These displays are beautiful and represent a great deal of hard work and effort from keen gardeners.

“I want to thank all residents who entered the competition and everyone who shows their pride in Redbridge with amazing gardens.

“They are setting standards which all residents should aspire to and are a real credit to the whole Borough.”

An awards ceremony is being held at Valentines Mansion, in Emerson Road, in Ilford, on October 13.

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