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Limavady woman thrilled with Best Kept Garden Award

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Green-fingered gardening enthusiast Ms Brenda Floodgate beat off competition from other residents in the Moyle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady districts to take first prize.

This Lady scooped first prize in her area before being named the overall winner of the Best Kept Garden 2015.
Winner, Brenda Floodgate said:

“I was delighted to hear that I had won first prize in the competition but it came as a great surprise to learn that I had won the overall prize in the Causeway area. The prize of a wheelbarrow and gardening tools will be of great use and I hope to see the competition rolled out again next year.

“I would like to thank the Housing Executive for the very enjoyable prize giving day where I met other fellow gardeners and exchanged tips.”

Judges Maria Murray and Nuala McGoldrick said: “We would like to thank all those who took part in this competition. The standard was quite impressive and it was very difficult to choose a winner.

“We were, however, particularly impressed by the use of colour and variety in the winning garden, where the selection and location of the plants and shrubs was evidence of the thought and attention to detail by the tenants. Well done to all.”

In the Moyle area, First  prize was won by  Margaret Reid from Ballintoy, second prize went to Mary Dunlop from Cushendall.

In the Coleraine area first prize went to Mr & Mrs Kelly from Castlerock, second prize to Olive Freeman in Coleraine, third place to Marion Moore in Castlerock and  fourth place to Robert Mc Cook, in Coleraine .

In Ballymoney, first prize went to Mary Holmes from Parkview Ballymoney and second prize went to Mr & Mrs Smith  from Cloughmills.

In Limavady the first prize went to Brenda Floodgate from Limavady, second place went to Thomas Burke, from Feeny, and third prize went to Margaret Caskey Limavady .

Two endeavor prizes were also awarded to two hard working gardeners for their hard work. Lexi Stewart from Limavady and Ronald Brown from Articlave Coleraine

Our Area Manager for Causeway, Brendan Doherty, said: “We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. Growing your own flowers is such an enjoyable part of life and it is wonderful when we see the interest that tenants have in their own patch.

“There was great interest in the competition and we would like to see it becoming an annual event.”

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