Hundreds of great gardens rewarded in BS4
BS4 Good Gardens scheme rewards kids who use their imagination by planting in footwear
Pictured top: Dottie Woodhouse of Talbot Road, Knowle
Pictured above: Otis, 2, and Ada, 6: and their prize footwear display in Jubilee Road, Knowle
Pictured above: Heath Chequer, 8, and sister Nell, 5, at the overallwinning garden in Bayham Road
Pictured above: Imogen Mochan of Upper Sandhurst Road, Brislington, with mum Jules
Gardening kids put the boot in
THE GOOD GARDENS scheme for BS4 was once again a blooming success with almost 50 streets taking part.
The event is so well supported that there were more people offering to help with judging than there were streets available.
This year’s children’s competition was for plants in footwear, with lots of welly-boot mini-gardens springing up all over the area.
Organiser Ruth Drury said: “Due to a print error we got double the amount of window stickers – 1,500 – so we went rogue, awarding wherever we can see beauty!
“There has been so much positive feedback and lots of newbies already keen to sign up for next year.” There were three children’s prizes of vouchers for the Freedom trampoline centre in Mead Street, Totterdown. First were Otis and Ada Cooper-Kenny of Jubilee Road, Knowle; second was Imogen Mochan of Upper Sandhurst Road, Brislington, and third Dottie Woodhouse of Talbot Road, Knowle.
Winner of the top prize, a meal at The Knowle pub, was the Chequer family at 15 Bayham Road, Knowle. Mum Jen paid tribute to the house’s former owner, Anne Wilson, who laid out the garden – “I feel like we are just maintaining it!” said Jen.
Lots of local firms sponsored the awards: Birchwood Medical Practice, Brislington WI, Griffin Electrical, Briz-Graphics, Floriography, Gardenology, AZ Services, Vision Garden Design, Nick White Landscaping, JAC Landscaping, The Knowle pub, Owen IT Solutions, Matthews estate agents, Whitehall Garden Centre and South Bristol Voice.
• More pics on the Voice website.
• Facebook: BS4 Good Gardens
Picture: Stephen Quick at work in the pop-up studio