Gardeners produce ‘magnificent’ results

Patsy and Brian Walton in their winning front garden in Penlands Rise
Patsy and Brian Walton in their winning front garden in Penlands Rise

GARDENERS battled a long hard winter followed by a hot summer to produce some spectacular results for the Steyning in Bloom Best Front Gardens 2013 competition.

udges were delighted with the creativity and enthusiasm shown by residents.

Committee member Elisabeth Harden said: “It has been an interesting year – a long hard winter, plenty of irrigation, though perhaps at the wrong time, and a late, but spectacular summer.

“The town now looks wonderful. Residents have put in a great deal of effort, creativity and enthusiasm ino their gardens with some magnificent results, making our choice very difficult.

“We were also impressed by a number of gardens that were geared to wildlife and wild flowers – 2013 was a remarkable orchid year.”

Steyning in Bloom is hoping to expand the categories next year to include wildlife gardens and allotments.

The following awards were given:

Front garden displays of distinction –

54 Penlands Vale, Sue Howley

15 Penlands Rise, Patsy and Brian Walton

Special mention, planted containers –

7 Middle Mead, Tom and Margaret Dooley

Best business frontage –

The Steyning Tea Rooms

Highly commended front gardens –

Penns Court, particularly Nos: 32 to 35

2 Mill Road

10 Mill Road

41 Charlton Street

Foxley Cottage, Charlton Street

5 Church Street

Chantry Green Cottage

69 High Street

3 Kew Cottages

4 Elm Grove Cottages

27 Newham Lane

30 Laines Road

3 Ingram Road

1 Portway

81 Coombe Road

17 Penlands Rise

22 Penlands Rise

3 Green Acres

Hollands, Holland Road

20 Rosemary Avenue

14 Rosemary Avenue

9 Castle Way

65 Kings Stone Avenue

73 Kings Stone Avenue

68 Kings Stone Avenue

79 Kings Stone Avenue

21 Roman Road

34 Roman Road

75 Kings Barn Lane