Green-fingered gardeners honoured at Camden in Bloom ceremony

Published: July 28, 2011

THE joy of gardening with your neighbours was celebrated on Monday at a special awards ceremony celebrating Camden’s green-fingered residents.

People shortlisted for the 2011 Camden in Bloom competition gathered at the Town Hall to learn if their efforts had been a success.

Among the winners was Rosemary Leech, who won an award for the best front garden, and people living in a sheltered housing scheme in Regent’s Park called Pennethorne House, who scooped the cup for the best communal garden.

Presenting the ceremony, Town Hall sustainability chief Gospel Oak Labour councillor Sean Birch said: “It is such an honour to be among people who care so much about our green spaces.”

Camden in Bloom – Categories and Winners 2011

Best balcony
1st Louise Gillic, Stedham Chambers
2nd Elisa Puentes
3rd Paul Tucker

Best front garden
1st Rosemary Leech
2nd Stephen Williams
3rd Roy Lockett

Best business entrance
1st LA Fitness
2nd Mary Ward Centre
3rd Tas Restaurant

Best community food growing area
1st Taplow Garden Club
2nd The Hoop Garden Global Generation
3rd Age UK, Great Croft

Best Camden Town garden
1st Fred Smith

Best Gospel Oak garden
1st Widford & Heybridge Community Garden
2nd Rosemary Leech
3rd  Margaret Johnson

Best Hampstead garden
1st Taplow Garden Club
2nd Doreen MacDonald
3rd Evelyn Cantwell

Best Holborn garden
1st Louise Gillic, Stedham Chambers
2nd Joan Richardson, Red Lion estate
3rd Walter Fernando Brunswick Square Gardening Club

Best Kentish Town garden
1st Pat Bartley
2nd Freda Gage
3rd Elisa Puentes

Best community-run garden
1st Pennethorne House
2nd Torriano Community Garden
3rd Inkerman Road residents association
Commendation Age UK Great Croft
Commendation  Rhyl Street Community Garden

Camden in Bloom Champions
Community Champion: Calthorpe Project
Community Champion: Phoenix Gardens
Individual Champion: Hilda Day
Individual Champion: Walter Fernando

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