Good Gardens’ organiser hands over reins after five successful years

July 26 2019
Good Gardens’ organiser hands over reins after five successful years

It has been another successful year for the BS4 Good Garden awards, with more participants than ever entering the competition.

The friendly local event, which is in its fifth year, has seen 6,000 awards handed out since the start of the competition, with many people winning several times.

It is the last year that the event will be organised by local resident (and South Bristol Voice’s sales director) Ruth Drury, who is handing over the reins to a new team, led by Laura Chamberlain of Brislington.

Ruth said: “The competition has been run for five years now by me and some other fabulous volunteers.

“It only runs because of the kind donations from residents and sponsorship from businesses who have sponsored.

“Next year will need even more funds due to the massive increase in garden efforts around BS4.

“A huge thanks to you all for making our streets look even more beautiful and helping the local wildlife.”

The competition encourages local residents to nominate impressive front gardens across BS4, which are then judged, with the winners of each street entered into a prize draw to win a meal for two at The Knowle.

This year’s winner of the meal for two was a garden in Woodridge Road.

Anyone interested in being part of the event can get in touch via the Facebook group, BS4 Good Gardens.

Nominations will open for 2020 awards in February.

Photo: The winning garden in Woodridge Road