Friday, 12 August 2011

D A Woolgar sponsors Aragon Housing Association's annual garden competition

D A Woolgar are celebrating green fingers.

sponsors of Garden Aragon Housing Association's annual garden competition will be at the presentation day

the competition  has been held since Aragon was formed, and is becoming increasingly  popular. We are very proud to be asociated with this event

Everyone who enters wins a prize, regardless of the the nature of their garden and particular speciality.

The overall winner, wins the esteemed Tim Eastaff Cup, named after our first Chief Executive who was a very keen gardener himself.

The judging of the competition takes place in mid summer, and entrants are asked to place their gardens in categories such as:
  1. large or small gardens
  2. hanging baskets and pots
  3. vegetable plots
  4. patios and decking
  5. and for our younger residents, a youth garden category.
Who were the winners?
This year's competition was held on Wednesday 29 June, and as always the judges were impressed by the high standard of entries. There were 20 entries from all over Central Bedfordshire and the overall winner for 2011 is Hutton Court Residents Association in Woburn Sands. They also won first prize in the sheltered schemes category.

Other winners:
1st prize in the large gardens category went to Sarah Sullivan in Blunham
1st prize in the mmall gardens category went to Mrs Pattinson in Tempsford
1st prize for hanging baskets and pots went to Beryl Manning in Ampthill
1st prize for patios and decking went to Mrs Berrington in Clophill.
All entries are invited to a presentation at Langford Garden Centre in late September where they receive a certificate and garden vouchers.
How do  can you enter the competition?
Information on how to enter Aragon's gardening competition is published on this page closer to the time, and in the spring edition of our customer newsletter, Intouch.
If you have any questions about the garden competition, please contact Steve Nash, Community Development Officer on 01525 844511 or email

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