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Thank you and well done to everyone that took part in the 2019 Garden Competition. We had a record number of entries and we love to see your beautiful gardens blossom bigger and better each year.

The standard was really high which made judging very difficult. The judges were:

  • Matt Pickerill, Wolverhampton Homes Neighbourhood Services
  • Keith Humphries, Continental Landscapes
  • Bill Harley, Tenant Garden Expert

Matt Pickerill said:

Some of the gardens we judged were so inspiring to see. We had over 60 entries and I had the privilege of viewing them all. It’s lovely to see so many of you taking pride in your homes and it makes such a difference walking around the local community when the garden competition is on – it really brightens up our streets! We are looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year as many may have turned their hand to a bit of gardening during lockdown.

Drum roll please! The finalists are listed below with some photos of their fabulous gardens.

Area Finalists

Lowhill and Wednesfield:

Best Communal Garden

Bronze: Corrie Dryden - Primrose Avenue

Silver: Ruby Lewis and Cynthia Faulker - Eversley Grove

Gold: Sandra Akerman, ShereeOliver and Jeanette Cox - Hamstead Close

Best Hanging Basket

Highly commended: Amanda Allsopp - Dickens Road

Highly commended: Judith Dutton - First Avenue

Bronze: Cynthia Griffiths - Eversley Grove

Silver: Jeanette Cox - Hamstead Close

Gold: Pauline Swain - Eversley Grove

Best New Tenant Garden

Joint silver: Tracy Pursall - First Avenue

Joint silver: Pam Smith - Eversley Grove

Gold: Darya Salih - Chesterton Road

Best Garden - Lowhill

Highly commended: Gary Burgess - Whitburn Close

Highly commended: Janis Wilkes - Redcotts Close

Highly commended: Miss B Connell - Queens Court Fallings Park

Highly commended: Mr D Walsh - Queens Court Fallings Park

Highly commended: Violet Langston - Keats Road

Highly commended: Brenda Game - Eversley Grove

Bronze: Mr and Mrs Green - Princess Court - Fallings Park

Joint silver: Mr and Mrs Salter - Redcotts Close

Joint silver: Marie Gough - Elmdon Road - Rakegate

Gold: Victor Kingsley - Renton Grove - Rakegate 

Best Garden - Wednesfield 

Highly commended: Mr and Mrs Smith - Hazel Grove

Highly commended: Susan Danby - Hodson Close

Bronze: Jenny Harris - Pickering Road

Silver: Bill Dunn - Lawrence Avenue

Gold: Phillip Eddowes - Bealeys Avenue

Continental Landscapes Special Achievement Award

Susan Simpson and Gandson Teshae - Victoria Road

Mrs Paxon and Grandaughter Jodie - Bellamy Lane

Merry Hill and Bilston:

Best Communal Garden

Bronze: Brenda More - Swanmore Close

Silver: Carol Oliver - Boyden Close

Gold: John Bland - Merridale Court

Best Hanging Basket

Highly commended: Sandra Fern - Hayling Grove

Bronze: Enid Slade - Lane Court Boscobel

Silver: Charlene McKetty - Grange Road Tettenhall

Gold: Mr and Mrs Beardsmore - Hughes Avenue Bilston

New Tenancy Garden

Silver: Paul Ryder and Marcus Cotterill - Deans Road

Gold: Deb Cunningham - Warstones Road

Best Garden - Merry Hill

Highly commended: Evelyn Dickie - The Poynings

Highly commended: Marie Jordon - Glentworth Gardens

Highly commended: Pauline Reeve - Swanmore Close

Highly commended: Sukpreet Kaur - Glentworth Gardens

Highly commended: Margaret Holmes - Glentworth Gardens

Bronze: Kath Smith - Roxby Gardens Farndale

Silver: Alan and David Richards - Kinver Drive Warstones

Gold: Sue Schollar - Limehurst Avenue Finchfield

Best Garden - Bilston

Highly commended: Suzette Davies - Station Road

Highly commended: Dorothy Phillips - Talbot Place

Highly commended: Barbara Owen - Park Road

Highly commended: Lynn Blaze - Rathbone Close

Bronze: Gillian and Tracey Worton - Coronation Road Millfields

Silver: Peter Forrester - Arlidge Close - Lanesfield

Gold: Mr Charlesworth - Frost Street Ettingshall

Continental Landscapes Special Achievement Award

Jamie, Len, Grant, Bryony, Richard, Pam, Donna and Mike - Friday Get Active Club - Swanmore Community Centre

Christopher Walker - Gozzard Street

Overall City Finalists

Best Communal Garden - sponsored by Estate Services

Runner up: John Bland - Merridale Court

Winner: Sandra Akerman, Jeanette Cox and Sheree Oliver - Hamstead Close

Best Hanging Basket - sponsored by Wates

Runner up: Pauline Swain - Eversley Grove

Winner: Mr and Mrs Beardsmore - Hughes Road

New Tenancy Garden - sponsored by United Living

Runner up: Deb Cunningham - Warstones Road

Winner: Darya Salih - Chesterton Road

Best Garden - sponsored by Travis Perkins

Highly commended: Sue Schollar - Limehurst Avenue

Highly commended: Victor Kingsley - Renton Gove

Runner up: Michael Charlesworth - Frost Street

Winner: Phillip Eddowes - Bealeys Avenue

Continental Landscapes Special Achievement Award

Highly commended: Susan Simpson and Grandson Teshae - Victoria Road

Highly commended: Mrs Paxon and Grandaughter Jodie - Bellamy Lane

Runner up: Christopher Walker - 17 Gozzard Street

Winner: Friday Get Active Club - Swanmore Centre

Wolverhampton Homes Champions trophy was awarded to...

Phillip Eddowes - 81 Bealeys Avenue

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