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Hat trick for prizewinning garden

Buckingham in Bloom first prize winner Brian Wilkins PNL-141108-150733001

Buckingham in Bloom first prize winner Brian Wilkins PNL-141108-150733001

A gorgeous garden has seized the top prize for the third year running.

Brian Wilkins, of Meadow Gardens, has scored a hat trick, walking away with the Buckingham In Bloom first prize again last week.

He was presented with his award by mayor of Buckingham Lisa O’Donoghue, along with the other prizewinners.

The contest was judged in July by a panel of judges.

The mayor and town councillors Geraldine Collins, Hedley Cadd and Terry Bloomfield went to view all the gardens that had been nominated, before choosing the winners.

Gardens were judged on variety of plants, colour and overall appearance.

As well as the winner’s cup, Mr Wilkins was presented with garden vouchers, a rosette and a certificate.

Mrs O’Donoghue said “Mr Wilkins has obviously spent a lot of time making his garden look good.

“The care he has put into tending the array of different plants and flowers is testament to how beautifully they grow and the scents the flowers emit as you walk past is heavenly.”

In second place was Mary Melluish of Fishers Field, with Arthur Rayner of Western Avenue taking third prize.

They both received garden vouchers, rosette and certificates.

Kay Musgrave of Gifford Place, Raymond and Helen Howell of McKenzie Close, and Derek Whitehead of Meadway were all commended. They received rosettes and certificates.

The residents of Paynes Court won the Community Garden category and the runner up was Options, in Verney Close.

 

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