Congratulations to all of the winners in, what was once again, a very hard fought competition showcasing some incredibly impressive gardens. In fact, the standard of entries was so high that our judges even had to introduce three new categories – Most Inspirational Garden, Best Horticultural Garden and a Community Improvement Award (and still ended up having to split some prizes!)
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who took part, as well as our two judges Stan Green (owner of The Plant Market and board member of the Horticultural Trades Society in Fife) and John Bell (keen gardener and RSG Interim Chair) – both gentlemen did a fantastic job and their knowledge and expertise proved invaluable in judging the competition.
So, without further ado this year’s winners are…
Most Inspirational Garden
(John Stuart Gait, Oakley)
A fantastic all year round garden with a great mix of plants, creating impressive array of colour and foliage. The effort, enthusiasm and dedication put in to creating this beautiful garden was very inspiring.
Best Private Garden
Mr and Mrs Spence
(Cameron Drive, Dysart)
A beautiful garden-turned-haven, exhibiting fantastic use of space and impressive knowledge of both plants and gardening. Described by the judges as ‘simply stunning’.
Best Other Display
Mr and Mrs Roxburgh
(Central Road, Crombie)
A lovely ‘outdoor room’, full of beautiful planters, raised beds and hanging baskets, many of which are handmade/upcycled goods.
Best Communal Garden
Mr and Mrs Mitchell
(Cairnwell Place, Kirkcaldy)
A huge variety of plants, trees and decorations, demonstrating great enthusiasm and creativeness as well as an excellent knowledge of plants, and maintained by the couple alone for all the tenants in the block to enjoy.
Best Horticultural Garden #1 (split prize)
(Duncan Crescent, Dunfermline)
Beautifully cared for garden with great attention to detail, featuring a very creative rockery and accessories as well as plants, brought from previous homes, which are up to 20 years old.
Best Horticultural Garden #2 (split prize)
(Cameron Drive, Dysart)
Beautiful selection of plants in a very well maintained garden, inspired by next door neighbours Mr and Mrs Spence (winners of best private garden two years running).
Community Improvement Award – Pentland Terrace, High Valleyfield
A great effort with beautiful pots.
A compact space turned into a beautiful garden with a memory bench dedicated to the tenant’s late wife.
Very thoughtfully laid out garden with a lovely range of different and exotic plants.
Look out for more photos appearing on our Facebook page soon!
Many thanks to the following businesses who kindly donated prizes for the winners: