A number of borough council tenants have been rewarded for their gardening talents in an annual competition.
The competition, which is run by the Council, saw a wealth of beautiful gardens entered and highlighted the hard work and dedication that tenants put in.
Overall there were 21 entrants in this year’s competition and the gardens were judged over two days by tenants Trish Edwardes, Tracey Riley and Diane Lockwood.
The judges agreed that the standard for 2018 was extremely high, and considering the scorching weather, the tenants had done an incredible job.
The competition was split into four main categories - best hanging basket or balcony, best sheltered court garden, best communal garden and best individual house or flat garden.
The winners for 2018 were:
Best hanging basket or balcony
First place: Martin Beadle, Quorn
Second place: Millie Benham, Loughborough
Third place: Sandra Hudson, Loughborough
First place: Graham and Victoria Barradell, Quorn
Second place: Chapman Street Gardening Association, Loughborough
Sheltered court garden
First place: St Pauls Court, Syston
Second place: Arnold Smith House, Shepshed
Third place: St Peters Close, Syston
House or flat garden
First place: Michael and Pamela Pipes, Syston
Second place: Frederick Ronald Miles, Barrow-upon-Soar
Third place: Philip and Eleanor Dews, Anstey
High street vouchers were awarded to the winners and runners-up who were presented with their prizes by the Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Christine Harris, during an event at Loughborough Town Hall on Thursday, August 9.
The Mayor said: “Every year our annual garden competition showcases just how hard the tenants work and how much pride they have in where they live.
“It is a pleasure to see so many making wonderful gardens. Congratulations to all the winners and to everybody who entered.”