Uckfield’s Annual Garden Competition, organised and run by the Brighter Uckfield Volunteer Group, had a bumper entry this year, it being the 11th year since it was first set up by Beryl Venables.
Around 50 people attended the trophy winners ceremony in the Civic Centre Council Chamber. A brief summary of the judge’s report on each winner’s garden was read out, and the trophies and certificates were handed out by the Group’s Chairman, Ian Smith.
Competitors had an opportunity to ‘swap notes’ over a cup of coffee and biscuits, and also took away with them photographs of their garden taken by the judge, Dee Russell.
Best church garden – Cornerstone
Best School garden – Rocks Park School
Overall best garden – Julie Eiloart
Best communal garden- Shaftsbury Court
Best re- vamped communal garden – Millington Court
Best front garden – Annie & Paul Lock
Best small front garden – Fiona Barallon
Best small back garden Georgie Dorrington
Highly commended small back garden – John Forster
Highly commended small back garden – Christine Fogden
Best community garden – Keld Close
Best vegetable garden – Robert Crozier
Best commercial garden – Thorne Civil Engineers
Best new garden – Geoffrey Forster
Best back garden. – Pauline Brown
Best container garden – Val Bray
Best re-vamped garden – Robin & Daphne Hewlett
Best pub garden – The Brickmakers Arms
Most unusual garden – Alistair Sandell
Images by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)