Best Garden Winners 16

Best Kept Garden & Container Competition 2016

During August, judging for the Town Council’s annual Best Kept Garden and Container Competition took place. There were around forty entries in this year’s event and judges Linda Radcliffe, Stephen Ashworth and Peter Kendall had some tough decisions to make with so many beautiful gardens to consider.

There were many impressive new entries, together with entries from returning contestants, and the Council commends all of those who help to brighten up the area as well as other people’s outlook on life.

Large Garden

Winner: Harry Bennett, Ewanrigg Road, Maryport
Runner-up: Mr & Mrs Mackay, Flimby Brow, Flimby

Medium Garden

Winner: Alfred Rumney, St Helens Avenue, Flimby
Runner-up: Peter Myers, Solway Avenue, Flimby

Small Garden

Winner: Mr & Mrs Tinkler, Meadow Way, Maryport
Runner-up: Jean Hesketh, School Drive, Flimby, & Mr & Mrs Cooke, Flimby Brow, Flimby

Container Display

Winner: Mr & Mrs Rushworth, Ryehill Road, Flimby
Runners-up: Mr & Mrs Rosser, Meadow Way

The Council also held its second ‘Best Kept Allotment’ competition in 2016. The winning entries were as follows:

Best Allotment Plot Overall: Mr Lindsay, Eaglesfield Street, Maryport
Best Church Street Plot: Mr Goodwin, John Street, Maryport
Best Flimby Plot: Mr Bland, Ryehill Road, Flimby
Best Sandy Lonning Plot: Mr Graham, Gilmour Street, Maryport

Pictures of some of the winning Gardeners are set out below: