Wildlife gardeners reap what they sow

Added on 23 July 2014

Over 100 keen wildlife gardeners gathered at Sherborne-based Castle Gardens on Wednesday 16 July for the fifth Dorset Wildlife Trust, Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards Ceremony. This year’s competition, which is organised in partnership with The Gardens Group and Dorset Wildlife Trust saw fifty entries – the most to date.

 

With an interactive pond workshop by community conservation officer, Joy Wallis of Dorset Wildlife Trust, and a fascinating lecture on Grass Free Lawns by Dr Lionel Smith from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading, wildlife gardeners learnt how to enhance the wildlife havens in their gardens while exchanging tips and secrets of their own.

 

Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards Results 2014

 

Patio/Small

Winner                              

Hilary Charlesworth

Second                                

David Aplin

Third                                      

Neil Matthews

Highly Commended          

Lyn Parsons

 

Medium

Winner                                  

Bob and Margaret Pearson

Second                                

Margaret Read

Third                                      

Andrea Ross

Highly Commended          

Jeremy Powne        

Sandra Woods

 

Large

Winner                                

Anthony and Beryl Page

Second                                

Morag Orchard

Third                                    

Shirley Samways

Highly Commended          

Terry and June Pearce

 

Community/School

Winner                                  

JP Morgan

Second                                

Oakdale Reading Garden

Third                                      

Knighton House School

Highly Commended      

Wyke Primary School, Gillingham

 

Best Improved

Winner                                

Mark Joynes

 

Special Award

Winner                                

Mrs Felicity Lewis

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