Best Kept Front Garden Competition 2015

From time to time the Parish Council runs a competition to find the best kept front garden in Marcham. It was first run in 2000 and the aim is to encourage parishioners to improve the appearance and environment of our village.

There was no need to enter the competition - our judges walked round every street in the village and assessed the front gardens that can be seen by any passerby. The village is divided into seven zones; the judge for each zone nominated a shortlist of three gardens which then went forward to the final round.

We asked the winner of our 2013 Front Garden Competition to be the judge for this final round, and she chose 22 The Farthings as the overall winner of our Best Kept Front Garden Competition for 2015.

The gardens which our judges nominated as the best in each of the zones in the village were:

22 The Farthings
16 Sweetbriar
7 Parkside
36 Fettiplace Road
14 Morland Road
17 Orchard Way
3 Mill Road
in zone
28 Kings Avenue
62 North Street
17 Parkside
24 Howard Cornish Road
77 Howard Cornish Road
7 Orchard Way
7 Mill Road
in zone
16 Kings Avenue
29 Sweetbriar
18 Parkside
42 Fettiplace Road
54 Howard Cornish Road
9 Packhorse Lane
2 Priory Lane

The prizes and certificates were presented at the start of our meeting on 9 September 2015.

Garden competition prize winners

The Parish Council would like to thank W. Cumber & Son (Theale) Ltd, Slade Estate Services, The Crown Public House, Marcham Village Shop and Anchor Trust for their sponsorship and generosity in providing prizes this year.