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In Bloom Competition Puts The Green Into Greenwich

It has been another year of tough competition at this year’s Greenwich in Bloom contest. 

Sponsored by Coolings Garden Centre, the Royal Borough of Greenwich-run competition rewards residents whose beautiful gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets have brought colour to the borough. It’s a great opportunity for amateur gardeners to showcase their green-fingered skills while taking part in a fun and enjoyable community competition. 

The winners of the 2017 Greenwich in Bloom competition have been revealed and the results were as follows:

Best Front Garden        
1st Patricia Hills
2nd Ros John
3rd Clara Rutter

Best Back Garden         
1st Stephanie Barker
2nd Patricia Chapman
3rd Barbara Ball
Best Communal Garden 
1st Michelle Tran – Bostall Community Garden
2nd Gordon Parrish – Russell Close Communal Garden
3rd Patrick Rhatigan - Central Court Communal Garden

Best Hanging Baskets / Boxes / Pots 
1st Lesley Bedford
2nd Gordon Parrish
3rd Patricia Chapman

Certificates of Merits:

Best Front Garden 
Trevor Fogah
Lee & Lee
Chipperfield & Copp

Best Back Garden
Ian Wilson
Tony & Phyllis Duignan
Lee & Lee
Chipperfield & Copp
Nicholas Courtney

Best Communal Garden 
Tim Anderson – Maryon Park Community Garden
Karen Manze – Greenwich Mind Communal Garden
Jacqueline Newman – Old Dover Road Communal Garden

Best Hanging Baskets / Boxes / Pots 
Anthony Maslin
Emma Howard
John Higgins

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment said:
“It’s wonderful to see residents taking such pride in their gardens, working very hard to create a bright, colourful and beautiful environment which they can enter for judging in this great competition for the community. I look forward to seeing an ever bigger and better Greenwich in Bloom contest next year and I strongly encourage residents with a love for their gardens to take part.”    

For details of how to enter next year’s competition, please go to