Garden winners praised for efforts

The winning Montrose garden at 8 Lamb Way, tended by Albert and Audrey Black.
The winning Montrose garden at 8 Lamb Way, tended by Albert and Audrey Black.

LOCAL council house tenants have received high praise for the standard of their gardening skills, assessed in this year’s Angus Council House Garden Competition

The results of the annual competition were announced last week by housing convener Councillor Jim Millar, who praised all entrants for their work over the past year.

He said: “Once again the awards have attracted some outstanding nominations and I thank every gardener who has put in a great deal of hard work to achieve success.

“It’s difficult to choose the best gardens when the standards are so high. In congratulating the well-deserved winners, I’d also like to praise the other gardeners who have played their part in adding to the attractiveness of our towns and villages.

“Their efforts to create colourful and well-kept gardens are to be commended.”

This year’s first and second place award area winners will be presented with their prizes at one of three local area housing consultation road shows in September/October.

The two Angus–wide garden award category prize winners will be invited to attend the neighbourhood services committee on October 6.

The local award winners are: 1 Albert & Audrey Black, 8 Lamb Way; 2 Robert Barron, 42 Little Nursery; Montrose Tubs Planters - 1 Mr & Mrs Stephen, 10 Fettes Way; 2 Mr J Chrystall, 9 Glenprosen Street.

This year’s overall winners are Mr & Mrs A Lawson, 3 Strathmore Road, Glamis, with the Director’s Special Award going to Mr & Mrs Meldrum, 12 Tyndall Crescent, Monifieth.