- £15 for each street winner;
- a voucher kindly donated by Banks Florists in Raeburn Place for the winner of the most improved garden entry;
- a voucher generously sponsored by the Blue Bear Café in Cannonmills for the best garden in the Colonies.
Congratulations to this year’s winners of our annual garden competition! Every garden in the Colonies was visited by our judge who chose one garden from each named terrace (taking the Glenogles as one unit) and who made the following comments:
What helps me decide which gardens wins in each street is the ability to use the small space there is and grow a diverse range of plants.
Best in street
34 Reid Terrace – good use of space, fruit, vegetables growing in pots and a good range of flowers.
19 Hugh Miller Place – colourful, well looked after pots and garden was well maintained, nice use of archway to garden.
6 Rintoul Place – great use of space, water feature, herbs and flowers. Well maintained.
4 Colville place– good use of space. Nice lawn, growing herbs flowers and plants in pots.
13 Collins place – herbs, good use of space, pots, nice lawn, flowers, flowering shrubs, well maintained .
9 Balmoral place – nice well maintained garden features – log store. Well maintained herbs in pots, flowering plants
21 Dunrobin place – good use of space, Fruit trees, grass, flowers – nice Paeonia, herbs growing, well maintained. Garden features – seat.
8 Teviotdale Place – nice lawn- paeonia. Bird table. Roses, nice flowers, hanging basket, shed. Well maintained.
15 Avondale Place – lawn, trees, flowers, nice foliage plants, well maintained, small greenhouse.
8 Kemp Place – raised beds. Herbs, pots and flowers. Well maintained Garden features.
4 Glenogle Terrace – wisteria, clematis growing on wall, good use of space, using troughs for plants, good selection of flowers.
Best garden overall : 4 Bell Place – Lovely garden. Great use of space, growing plants in the right situation eg ferns. Water features, garden ornaments, sheds well maintained, stone troughs growing plants, a Maple tree grows in garden almost hiding a secret seating area, nice well maintained plants
Most improved garden : 40 Reid Terrace
The prizes are:
Many thanks to Joan for her time in organising the competition and liaising with our judge from the Botanics.