13th Annual Garden Competition awards organised by Brighter Uckfield

The awards event for the 13th Annual Garden Competition organised by Brighter Uckfield was held on Saturday 29th July at the Civic Centre.

Winning entrants received a trophy and a Certificate, along with a Certificate to those whose entries were judged to be “Commended”.

There were 13 categories ranging from Best Front Garden to Hanging Basket to The Best School Project, which was won by Fletching CE Primary School and not forgetting the award for Keld Close Uckfield Community Garden by Wealden District Council

Best Front Garden (joint winners)  – Rachel Sadler and Alan Booker

Best Front Garden (Commended) – Rosemary Wadsworth

Best Back Garden – Yvonne Linthwaite

Best Small Back Garden – Mr and Mrs West

Best Environmental Garden – Mr and Mrs Bath

Best Revamped Garden – Steve West

Best Overall Garden – Geoffrey Forster

Best Roses – June Wedlake

Best Hanging Basket – Pam Willis

Best Hanging Basket (Highly Commended) – Ros Wren

Best Vegetable Plot – Alistair Sandell and Family

Best Church Garden – Cornerstone Church

Best School Project – Fletching Primary School

Best Community Garden – Keld Close Community Garden

Best Communal Garden – Shaftesbury Court


The success for Keld Close Community Garden followed closely the Garden’s success in Wealden District Council’s garden competition.


Speaking for Fletching Primary School, Alistair Sandell praised the commitment shown by the School’s youngsters and remarked how important it is for children to realise the effort that goes into putting food on their table.


Brighter Uckfield Chairman, Ian Smith, warmly thanked volunteer Beryl Venables for organising the Competition and also Dee Russell who had judged each and every entry.

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)