Flower power at Astbury in recent garden challenge

We won! It had been a long (and well-hoed!) path, over many months, to our overall win in the Garden Challenge for Astbury. In January the seeds were sown for the competition between all the homes and everyone got to work, not forgetting to have lots of fun along the way! It was all rewarded on September 24th, with final judging. We were so happy to win the overall competition but also to take the Seed to Plate and Project Document categories as well, not to mention three commendations for our hardworking and creative Alexandra Bannister, Laura Hancock and Jennifer Clarke.

Frances Tophill, presenter on ITV’s Love Your Garden, presented the awards, to much anticipation. It was a bit nerve-racking but the result was an amazing outcome. Thank you everyone who gave ideas, helped out and put such devotion and creativity into the whole thing. Looking forward to the next one!