Best Kept Front Garden Competition 2017

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 four zones; the judges for each zone nominated a shortlist of three gardens which then went forward to the final round.

We asked two of the winners of our 2015 Front Garden Competition to be the judges for this final round, and they chose 17 Kings Avenue as the overall winner of our Best Kept Front Garden Competition for 2017.

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

17 Kings Avenue
1 Parkside
8 Hyde Copse
8 Willow Farm
in zone
2 Abbots Grange
7 Mill Road
36 Fettiplace Road
15 Harding Way
in zone
Rafters, Abingdon Road
2 Parkside
20 Fettiplace Road
17 The Farthings

The prizes and certificates were presented at the start of our meeting on 13 September 2017.

Garden competition prize winners

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