We celebrated the end of the Front Garden Awards 2019 during the SGRA Open Meeting on 24 September when the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper accompanied by her consort, Mr. Arnold Cooper, joined us for the prize giving.
A packed room saw the Mayor kindly present prizes to our overall winner, Nina Tjarks (Heythorp Street), and the two runners up, Clare James and Nick Liszka (Elsenham Street) and Susan Long (Lavenham Road). Nina was also rewarded with the Front Garden Awards Silver Salver which she will retain for a year. The Salver has the names of all previous winners engraved on it and now includes Nina’s name too!
This was then followed by an illustrated presentation of front gardens, street planted bases and sunflowers in all their summer glory by Amelia Obertelli-Moriarty, co-ordinator for the Front Garden Awards. Very well done to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated in this glorious gardening event. The judges thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Grid ‘in bloom!’
We hope to have another Front Garden Awards celebration in 2020 so ……..keep gardening!