Gardens are blooming in Shiregreen competition

Janusz Michalak, Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon, winner Anita Myres and Sanctuary Homes Sophie Kirk at the presentation of Prizes at Shiregreen Garden Competition
Janusz Michalak, Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon, winner Anita Myres and Sanctuary Homes Sophie Kirk at the presentation of Prizes at Shiregreen Garden Competition
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Green-fingered residents in Shiregreen are blooming with pride – after their gardens were awarded the title of best in their community.

The annual Shiregreen Garden Competition involved residents tending to their cherished gardens for a chance to win prizes.

And judges from the board at Sanctuary’s Shiregreen Community Homes, which runs the competition, were so amazed by the quality of entries this year that they decided to award a second prize as well.

Winning resident Anita Eales, of Ronksley Road, captivated judges with a garden full of different textures, heights and plant sizes. Her use of flowerpots in the space added a rainbow of colours making the garden bright and cheerful.

Anita said: “I couldn’t believe it when my husband called to say I had won first prize in the garden competition! I had to speak to someone from Shiregreen Community Homes before I could believe my luck. I am extremely proud to have won.”

Anita was awarded gardening gift vouchers at a ceremony attended by Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Peter Rippon.

Janusz Michalak, of Butterthwaite Crescent, received second prize and impressed judges with the way he utilised green space in his garden with hanging baskets and flowerbeds.

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s neighbourhoods director, said: “It’s always lovely to see the glorious gardens and ideas that our residents come up with.”