Hackney in Bloom 2008


[from Hackney Borough web site]

A 2nd place as Best front garden in N4, read below.

Passion flower

Hackney in Bloom 2008

This year’s Hackney In Bloom competition was the biggest and the best yet with a record number of colourful entries. Green-fingered enthusiasts displayed great pride in gardens across the borough, with 79 entries in the fourth annual competition.

An awards ceremony will be held in October. First prize winners will go on to represent the borough in this year’s London In Bloom contest, plus entries in three extra categories: Town Hall Square for best floral display; Clissold Park for parks and open spaces; and Clapton roundabout for an improvement award.

The Strand Building

Best Residential Garden

1st: Strand Building, E9 (left)
2nd: Christine Jackson, E9

Lee House garden

Best Educational Garden

1st: Lee House (left)
2nd: William Patten School
3rd: Jubilee Primary School

St Joseph's Hospice garden

Best Business Premises

1st: St Joseph’s Hospice, E8 (left)
2nd: Manor Road United Reformed Church, N16

Other winners:

Best Communal Garden

1st: Hoxton Trust Community Garden, N1
2nd: Sutton Square, E9
3rd: Victoria Park Traders Association, E9

Best Container Garden

1st: Ebrahim Sali, E9
2nd: John Gibson, E5
3rd: M.Kelly, N1

Best Estate

1st: Lincoln Court, N16
2nd: Warburton and Darcy Community Garden, E8
3rd: Mapledene Estate, E8

Best Front Garden

1st: Charles Rohrer, N16
2nd: Anil Chakowa, N4
3rd: Helen Sharp, N16

Best Pub

1st: The Beehive, New North Road, N1(photo on home page)
2nd: Albion, Goldsmith’s Row, E2


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