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18th Radley Gardens Competition

 

The Parish Council’s eighteenth annual Garden Competition was held on Saturday, 28th June 2014.  The Council is most grateful to the judges, who this year came from Abingdon and North Hinksey and also to the guides who shepherded the judges round the village.  Additional thanks go to Jenny Standen on behalf of the Parish Council for providing an excellent lunch and tea for the judges and guides with the assistance of Marion Nathan.  And to Les Hemsworth.

 

The Council is grateful for the sponsorship which enabled the competition to take place again this year from: RWE npower, First Great Western, Berinsfield Community Business and Mr Ezra Attia.

 

The judging criteria remained the same as they were in previous years. The weather was less kind to the judges and to the gardens this year with frequent heavy showers during the morning. However the afternoon was generally dry with some sunshine. 75 gardens received awards, which is substantially fewer than in previous years (possibly an effect of the inclement weather during the morning) with the most awards received in the Best Tubs and Baskets category.

 

FULL RESULTS

AWARDS: BEST GARDEN

 

 
51 Foxborough Road - Winner of Best Garden Category. Photograph by B Crowley.

51 Foxborough Road – Winner of Best Garden Category

   
51 Foxborough Road - Winner of Best Garden Category. Photograph by B Crowley.

51 Foxborough Road – Winner of Best Garden Category

 

Attia Trophy:    51, Foxborough Road           

Runner up:      16, Church Road

Highly Commended:    34 Sugworth Lane, 24 Pebble Hill, 7 Turners Close, 19 Sugworth Crescent, 46 St James Road,          57  Foxborough Road, 9  Foxborough Road, 34 Stonhouse Crescent, Woodside Woodlands, 2 Spinneys Close, 20 Sycamore Crescent, 23 Bigwood Park, 7 St JamesRoad, 4 Pebble Hill, 11 Lower Radley

Commended:    62 Foxborough Road, 108 Foxborough Road, 87 Foxborough Road, 2 New Road, 4 St James Road, 8 Little Howe Close, 1 St James Road, 10 Ferny Close, 27 Ferny Close, 42 Bigwood Park

AWARDS: TUBS AND/OR HANGING BASKETS

 

40 Foxborough Road - Winner of Best Tubs and Hanging Baskets Category. Photograph by B Crowley.

40 Foxborough Road – Winner of Best Tubs and Hanging Baskets Categor

 

 
   
40 Foxborough Road - Winner of Best Tubs and Hanging Baskets Category. Photograph by B Crowley.

40 Foxborough Road – Winner of Best Tubs and Hanging Baskets Category

 

Tuckwell Trophy:    40 Foxborough Road

Runner Up:       57 Selwyn Crescent
Highly Commended:  21 Pebble Hill, 4 Fir Trees, The Brackens  Drysdale Close, 9 Turners Close, 7 Willow Way, 19 New Road, 12A Lower Radley Caravan Park, 9 Pebble Hill
Commended3 Sugworth Crescent, 3 Oak Avenue, 1,Blossoms Glade, 6 Blossoms Glade, 38 Sycamore Crescent,  27 Sycamore Crescent, 16 Sycamore Crescent, 98 Kennington Road, Sycamore House 1 Drysdale Close, 3 New Road,  49 Church Road, 40 St James Road, 7 Little Howe Close, 23 St James Road, 23 Selwyn Crescent, 7 Lower Radley Caravan Park, Baker’s Close 104 Lower Radley, 30 Bigwood Park, 35 Bigwood Park

AWARDS: MOST COLOURFUL FLOWER GARDEN

 

 

9 Bigwood Park - Winner of The Most Colourful Garden category. Photograph by B Crowley.

9 Bigwood Park – Winner of The Most Colourful Garden category

 

 
 
9 Bigwood Park - Winner of The Most Colourful Garden category. Photograph by B Crowley.

9 Bigwood Park – Winner of The Most Colourful Garden category

Parish Council Trophy:    9 Bigwood Park
Runner up:       28 Ferny Close

Highly Commended:    5 Oak Avenue, 27 St James Road, 6 Bluebell Ride, 23 Lower Radley, 100 Foxborough Road,  5 Catharine Close, 14 Church Road, Gooseacre Farm Cottage

Commended:    Hidcote Gooseacre, 5 Gooseacre, 10 Gooseacre, 7 Spinneys Close, 4 Spinneys Close, 3 Spinneys Close,       3 Stonhouse Crescent, 34 St James Road, 11 Ferny Close

 

SUMMARY

 
Best Garden
Best Tubs and Baskets
Most Colourful
Principal awards
2
2
2
Highly Commended
15
8
8
Commended
10
19
9
Total
27
29
19
 
 

CREDITS

Sponsored by………………………………..
  Lafarge Tarmac
 

Berinsfield Community Business

 

First Great Western

 

Mr Ezra Attia

 

 

Organised by………………………………..
  RADLEY PARISH COUNCIL
   
Hospitality …………………………………… Lunch and teas provided by…
 

Jenny Standen on behalf of Radley Parish Council, assisted by Marion Nathan, and Les Hemsworth.

 
Judges…………………………………………  
 

David Bingley

Barbara Bingley

Sue Blake

Pauline  Dewhirst

Anne-Marie Lloyd

Glenys Morris

Briony Newport

Angela Hughes

Beryl Stayte

Barry Stayte

 

 
Guides…………………………………………  
 

Eric Blanks

Bob Johnston

David Lloyd

Carol Milward

Sally Raven

Denis Standen

 

   
Adjudicators…………………………………  
 

Phyl Howard

Jane Dymock

   
Photography by…………………………..
 

Basil Crowley LRPS CPAGB

 

 

 

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