Littlehampton green-fingered folk recognised for their hard work

Garden Competition Winners 2018

Celebrating local resident’s achievements was the order of the day at the Littlehampton Town Council Gardens and Allotments Competition Awards Ceremony on Saturday 8th September. For the third year in succession the competition was held as part of the Littlehampton Town Show and Family Fun Day at Rosemead Park. 

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Councillor Ian Buckland on behalf of the Mayor and Council thanked everyone who took part in the competition for their hard work and commitment in producing such eye-catching gardens and impressive bumper crops during a particularly tough Summer season.

Councillor Buckland went on to express his thanks to the judges and to competition partners Ferring Nurseries of Littlehampton Road, for providing Autumn bedding plants for the winning School and vouchers for the other winners. He also thanked Going Spare and FA Holland & Son for sponsoring the Best New Entrant and Communal Gardens categories. 

Winners of this years’ competition included Kevin Hyland who won first prize in the Front Garden and Best New Entrant categories and Daniel Durham who scooped first prize for his impressive Back Garden. Angel White won first place in the commercial category for their fantastic displays whilst Evan’s Garden Courtyard was awarded first place in the Communal Gardens category. The Best Infant/Junior School was won by Lyminster Primary School.

Littlehampton’s thriving allotment community also did well in the awards with the cup for Best Allotment going to Mrs Weston for her beautiful Worthing Road plot. Mr Carter’s Mill Lane plot took the prize for best new allotment and Mr Antangelo won first prize for his Trinidad crop.

Chair of Community Resources Committee, Councillor Ian Buckland said: “This is our way of saying thank you to all those who make Littlehampton an attractive place to live. Anyone can enter the competition and all types of gardens are accepted. I hope next year sees even more new entries.”

Winners list

The Preascott Cup was awarded to Kevin Hyland winning first prize in the Front Garden category.

The Rob & Sal’s Tattoo Studio Cup was awarded to Daniel Durham winning first prize in the Back Garden category.

The Companions Challenge Cup was awarded to Angel White for winning first prize in the Commercial Garden category.

Best New Entrant sponsored by Going Spare was awarded to Kevin Hyland

The Allotment Holders Cup was awarded to Mrs Weston winning first prize in the Best Allotments category.

Best Junior/Infant School was awarded to Lyminster Primary School.

First prize was awarded to Mr Carter winning the Best New Allotment category.

The Liz Brett and Bill Mason Commemorative Cup was awarded to Mr Antangelo for Best Crop.

Other awards include:

Front Garden category

2nd Janice Shambrook

3rd Michael Merridue

Back Garden category

2nd Janice Shambrook

3rd John Marks

Commercial Garden category

2nd Evan’s Garden Courtyard

Best Allotment category

2nd Mr Carter

3rd Mr Mangan