2023 Green Fingers Gardening Competition winners 🌼

The results are in. Thanks to your entries, we've awarded gardening vouchers the best gardens, tubs, baskets and green spaces in this year's competition. There was stiff competition but, after some difficult decisions, we've found our winners.

On Wednesday 6 September, we held the long-awaited ceremony: handing our gardening competition winners their certificates, prizes, and (of course) bragging rights.

Thanks to Idverde's kind sponsorship, every entry to this eagerly anticipated annual competition received a prize. 

Every category had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize. We also had a Grand Prize for our favourite green space out of all the categories. 

  • Grand prize £100 voucher
  • 1st prize: £20 voucher
  • 2nd prize: £10 voucher
  • 3rd prize: £5 voucher

Our judges

Members of the Grounds Maintenance Residents Group (GRMRG) - who look at the Trust's grounds and make sure they're up to our standards - decided our winners, alongside a few staff volunteering for the task.

The judges looked at your garden's visual impact, originality, your time and effort, and the consideration that you've given to both the wildlife and surrounding environment. 

Grand Prize

In first place overall, Space4Autism wowed us with their garden.

Space4Autism have transformed their outside space, which is right outside the busy Mill Lane junction in Macclesfield.
Space4Autism have transformed their outside space, which is right outside the busy Mill Lane junction in Macclesfield.

Our category winners

We had stunning entries in all our categories. Here are some of the other gorgeous green spaces that we saw. You can see all the entries in our awards ceremony presentation.

Best communal garden

  • First place - Wood Gardens communal garden
  • Second place - Harry Lawson Court communal garden
  • Third Place - Elizabeth Gaskell Court communal garden

Best Community Group Garden

  • First place - Space4Autism
  • Second place - One Project Macclesfield
  • Third place - Life Leisure

Best front garden

  • First place - Scott Goodfellow
  • Second place - Sarah Belfield

Best garden feature

  • First place - Lilian Wilson
  • Second place - Lesley Maclaren
  • Third place - Melanie Street

Best hanging basket/tub

  • First place - Doreen Angrave
  • Second place - Mildred Cook
  • Third place - Susan Rowley

Best rear garden

  • First place - Jackie Ault
  • Second place - Ingrid Fitzgerald

My happy green place

  • First place - Fiona Baxter
  • Second place - Julie Moores
  • Third place - Jacqueline Reeves

Eco Award

  • First place - Jenny Thorley

Family Garden

  • First place - Victoria Heathcote

Edible Garden

  • First place - Danika Lloyd

Wildlife Garden

  • First place - Tracy Newnham

Want to join our grounds maintenance group?

We have loads of opportunities to get involved with our activities - whether you have a little or a lot of time to spare, we have something for you. If you want to make a difference on your patch, check out our get involved page.

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