Green fingers make town look beautiful
October 01, 2010
Forget green – gold, silver and bronze-fingered horticulturalists in Wokingham were rewarded for their efforts in the 2010 Green Fingers Gardening competition.
The winners received their prizes at an awards ceremony at Wokingham Town Hall in Market Place last Wednesday evening.
The event, held annually by Wokingham Town Council, aims to celebrate and congratulate some of the best-kept gardens, hanging baskets and window containers at homes, schools and businesses.
And those named winners by competition judges were last week invited to collect their trophies and certificates from Councillor UllaKarin Clark, the mayor of the town council.
Among the winners was Dorothy Harfleet of Crecy Close, who was awarded gold for her efforts in her front garden.
Kathrine Patricios, of Emmbrook Road, was named winner of the back garden competition and Wendy Allen was said to have the town’s best window boxes and containers at her home at Sale Garden Cottages.
St Crispin’s School in London Road was declared overall winner of the schools competition, followed closely by Westende Junior School in Seaford Road, while staff at Clifton Ingram in Broad Street can boast having the best garden display for a town centre business.
Cllr Clark said: “It is nice to be able to reward people for all the hard work they do when it comes to gardening and beautifying Wokingham.
“It makes the centre of Wokingham look very nice and I wish more traders and shopkeepers would take part because it does make a difference to the town. It was very nice [the ceremony] and everyone enjoyed themselves. These people have worked very hard.
“We will continue to do this every year and give rewards to the people who we think deserve it.”