Barrie and Sheila Smith of Mayfield Close have been announced as the winners of the main category for Best Front Garden in the Ferndown In Bloom competition and have received the Shield and £100 worth of Haskins Vouchers. Judges led by Cllr Lyn Ovens gave the Smiths garden the winning score for its brilliant use of colour and features. The garden also won the competition in 2013 so the Ferndown In Bloom’s Chairman Jean Read was delighted to revisit and congratulate the winners with Matt Hill from competition sponsors Haskins Garden Centres.
Barrie, a retired motor mechanic, and Shelia, a former home help, say that over 13 years they have lived in Mayfield Close, they have worked on the garden most weekends.
“We do get people saying they admire the garden, especially the water feature based on two wrought iron well wheels, that I reproduced as a project and which won gold at the Hampton court flower show in 2002, “ said Barrie.
Barry and Shelia will be attending the formal presentation evening held at the Haskins Restaurant on 23rd Sept from 6.30pm where all the category winners will receive their prizes, trophies and certificates. Matt Hill said: “We are pleased to support this important event in the BH22 community and everyone is welcome to attend the presentation evening.”