Awards presented to top class gardeners

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There was praise for the high standard of entries for Angus Council’s garden competition when prizes were awarded on Friday.

For the first time the competition this year was also open to pubs, hotels, primary school gardens and other outdoor spaces. Councillor Jeanette Gaul, communities vice-convener said: “As usual there was an outstanding level of entries for the awards and I thank every gardener who has put in a great deal of hard work to achieve success.

“As well as the fabulous domestic gardens of our council tenants, this year we added a new pub, hotel and primary school gardens or outdoor space category.

‘‘The judges agreed that all of our green fingered residents, schools and businesses excelled themselves with colourful and imaginative garden displays this summer.

“Choosing the winners is always a difficult job and every year we are always impressed by the number – and standard – of entries.

“In congratulating the well-deserved winners, I’d like to mention all our tenants who play their part in adding to the attractiveness of our towns and villages. Their pride in their gardens is to be commended.”

Among the winners were: Forfar Horticultural Cup–Forfar: 1, Barbara Raczkowska-Marciniak, Glenclova Terrace; 2, Audrey Torrie, Graham Crescent.

Kirriemuir AC Barrie Cup– Kirriemuir: 1, Jane Troup, Prosen Road; 2, Lesley Tervet, Kirkton Place, Kingoldrum; Stewart Edward Cup–Presented to overall winner (best of first prize winners): Mr & Mrs Lawson, Strathmore Road, Glamis; Jim Miller Sustainable Trophy- Mr & Mrs Lawson, Strathmore Road, Glamis; Provost’s Quaich: Auchterhouse Primary School.