Non-Domestic Garden Winner Heatons Bridge Pub

Garden Competition 2014

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Prizes were awarded to winners of Scarisbrick’s annual garden competition at the recent Parish Council meeting. There had been a good level of entries for the competition which was judged in August, with twenty-five entrants across seven categories.

The competition was once again judged by Messrs Alan Foxall and Peter Scanlan, two local horticultural experts who have supported the competition for many years. Mrs Pamela Weir, a previous competition winner, was a guest judge for this year’s competition. Their job proved to be particularly difficult due to the high standard of the entries but after much deliberation the winners were declared to be:

Front garden

  1. Mr and Mrs R. Guy (Scarisbrick Nurseries Trophy).
  2. Mr P. Sourbutts.
  3. Mr and Mrs F. Musgrove.

Highly Commended – Richards Family; Mrs S. Grimshaw.

Rear garden

  1. Mrs K. Smith (Alan Foxall Trophy).
  2. Mr and Mrs F. Musgrove.
  3. Mr and Mrs R. Guy.

Highly Commended – Mrs R. Burrill.

Hanging baskets/ window boxes/ containers

  1. Mr P. Sourbutts (Scarisbrick Parish Council Trophy).
  2. Mr J. Halsall.
  3. Mr and Mrs R. Sumner.

Highly Commended – Mr and Mrs F. Musgrove.

Best entry from a non- prize winner in previous years

Friends of Bescar Lane Station (Dennis Halsall Trophy).

Water feature/ garden pond

  1. Mrs S. Grimshaw & Family (Holgate Maintenance Trophy).  
  2. Mr J. Halsall.
  3. Mr and Mrs F. Musgrove.

Highly Commended – Mr and Mrs R. Sumner.

Non-domestic premises (note – joint winners)

  1. Heatons Bridge Inn (Turfland Trophy).
  2. Master McGraths Restaurant (Turfland Trophy).
  3. Friends of Bescar Lane Station.

Mobile home garden

  1. Mr A. Davitt (Hurlston Hall Country Caravan Park Trophy).
  2. Mrs Southworth.

Best overall entry:

Mr P. Sourbutts (Bill Scarisbrick Memorial Trophy).

Of particular note are the Friends of Bescar Lane Station, winners of the Dennis Halsall Trophy for the best entry from a non-prize winner in previous years. This team of green-fingered volunteers have dedicated themselves to adorning the station with flowers and plants to brighten up the journeys of local commuters. The fruits of their labours are for all to see and they are well deserved winners.

Special mention also goes to Master McGraths Restaurant and Scarisbrick Marina who were both highly commended in this year’s Lancashire’s Best Kept Village Competition. Master McGraths also enjoyed success in the garden competition, coming into joint top spot with Heatons Bridge Inn in the non-domestic premises category.

Scarisbrick Parish Council is particularly grateful for the ongoing support given by sponsors of the garden competition. Their contribution underlines commitment to the community of Scarisbrick in difficult economic times and ensures the event is possible. The Council would like to acknowledge the generosity of:

  • Turfland Farms Ltd.
  • Hurlston Hall Golf and Country Club.
  • Cathay Garden Chinese Restaurant.
  • Heatons Bridge Inn.
  • The Elephant Restaurant.
  • Lea’s Traditional Butchery.
  • Flavourfresh Solfresh Group.

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