Hackney in Bloom 2011 winners announced

The winners of Hackney in Bloom 2011 have been announced, with the borough’s green-fingered folk continuing to impress and show great pride in their gardens and green spaces.

The panel of judges visited over 70 gardens and were impressed by the high standard of entries for the competition, which is now in its seventh year and celebrates the best gardens in the borough.

This year, prizes were awarded in a range of categories again this year and the winnes are:

Best Front Garden

First place: Anil Chakowa, Green Lanes

Best Container Garden

First place: Anil Chakowa, Green Lanes

Best Business Premises

First place: The Beehive, New North Road

Best Community Project

First place: Robin Hood Community Garden, Big Hill

Best Voluntary Organisation Garden

First place: Strand Building, Urswick Road

Best Educational Garden

First place: Lee House Rehabilitation & Employment Service, Rectory Road

Best Food Growing Project

First place: Dr Taiiana Parrott, Kenton Road

Young and Green Fingered Award

First place: Isaac and Esther Ramsey, Maury Road

Best School Garden Award

First place: Benthal Primary School

Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Heath, Social Care and Community Services said: Cllr Jonathan McShane, said: “Congratulations to all this year’s winners who have provided beautiful gardens and green spaces for us all to enjoy. Well done to everyone for their efforts in bringing Hackney in Bloom together each year; from the Council’s Parks Service to Hackney Homes who lead by example by working hard to maintain our open spaces.”

The competition is organised by Hackney Council in partnership with Hackney Homes and a number of sponsors. It highlights the importance of looking after our local environment, recognising those who work hard to make the borough a pleasant place. All winners will attend a prize giving ceremony in October.

More details about Hackney In Bloom can be found at

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