Lincoln In Bloom

30 July 2015 by Pennells Garden Centre
Lincoln In Bloom

Pennells sponsored a local gardening competition which has recognised the hard work of residents in the city making a special effort with their gardens this summer.

City of Lincoln Council’s Neighbourhood Working Team hosted ‘In Bloom’ in Abbey, Birchwood, Ermine, Moorland and St Giles to acknowledge those who take care of their outdoor spaces.

The initiative aims to encourage residents to take pride in their community and contribute towards making their neighbourhood a cleaner, more colourful area.

Winner of Best Garden in Abbey, Marcia Townsend, has lived in her home since 1969 and is dedicated to keeping her garden looking its best. She said the competition is an excellent incentive for people to start growing.

Lewis Lanham, Community Caretaker for Lincoln South, said: “As part of my role I often advise those whose gardens are untidy and overgrown to ensure that they have access to the support they need.

“The competition is inspired by the success of Abbey in Bloom, which has been running for two years. In our area we opted for a ‘nominate your neighbour’ approach to encourage those who might otherwise be reluctant to put themselves forward.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with resident volunteers to recognise those who are committed to brightening up their street.”

Pennell’s Garden Centre kindly donated vouchers to the winners of the competition:

Kevin Beresford – Best Garden in Moorland Patricia Smedley – Best Garden in Birchwood Denise Hinch and Dorothy Barthomew – Best Garden in St Giles Mrs Leather – Best Garden in Ermine Marcia Townsend – Best Garden in Abbey Elaine Seaman – Best Hanging Basket in Moorland David Louch – Best Hanging Basket in Birchwood Nora Docherty – Best in Show in Abbey Lorna Leonard, YMCA – Best Communal Space in Abbey Josephine Robinson – Most Creative in Abbey Stephen Bland – Best Container in St Giles Andrew Willoughby – Best Container in Ermine

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