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Awards for West Norfolk’s top housing scheme gardens

Winners of Freebridge's Sheltered Homes Gardening competition at Neville Court, Heacham, with five in from right to left at back - support adviser Julie Adams, head of customer services, Matt Barber, and support adviser Sheena Watson (Hegc0006)

Winners of Freebridge's Sheltered Homes Gardening competition at Neville Court, Heacham, with five in from right to left at back - support adviser Julie Adams, head of customer services, Matt Barber, and support adviser Sheena Watson (Hegc0006)

The top gardeners among the residents of West Norfolk’s sheltered housing schemes have been recognised in a housing association’s annual gardening competition.

The winners of the contest, which is organised by Freebridge Community Housing, received their trophies during a presentation ceremony at Neville Court, Heacham, on Thursday.

Freebridge chief executive Tony Hall praised the response to the contest.

He said: “The variety of categories are designed to be very inclusive – all of our tenants from sheltered schemes who would like to get involved, can.

“It’s a real pleasure for us to be able to see the results of the hard work and effort that has been put in all year round.”

Mr Hall added: “Everyone involved is helping to make a better West Norfolk, and we would like to thank people for taking part so enthusiastically.”

Prize winners were as follows – best garden: George Hammond; best window box: Margaret Follen; unusual plant container in garden: Marlene Greff; tallest hollyhock: Ronald Overland; best sweet pea: Margaret Follen; best tasting tomato: Margaret Follen; best cress head or grass head: Mary Harpley; decorated flower pot: Angela French; best rose: Elizabeth Highland; longest carrot: John Tansley; best vegetable garden: Douglas Powley; best scarecrow, scheme entry: Sunnyside; best Alice in Wonderland, scheme entry: Windsor Park; area trophies: Beaupre Hall, Horsley Court and Orchard Close.

The prizes and certificates were donated by Freebridge and Ground Control, one of the association’s partners.

 
 
 

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