Ashington competition for keen gardeners

A popular garden competition is to take place in the county once again this year.

The Ashington Gardens Competition, which is being supported by the local Shades of Green Garden Centre, is open to all Ashington residents.

Town council chairman Maggie Lang said: ?Following the success of recent competitions, there was a unanimous decision that it should go ahead this year as a way of both recognising and rewarding the excellent gardening work undertaken by individual residents in the town.?

Town clerk Mike Slaughter added: ?The reintroduction of the competition in 2010 seems to have generated a real interest within the community to maintain and enhance the environment and outlook in the town.

?It is hoped that there will be future opportunities for interested residents to collectively work together with the town council for wider events in Ashington.?

There are six categories for entrants ? small garden; large garden; disabled person?s garden; senior citizen?s garden; allotment garden; and public house and Commercial property.

Entries must arrive by the closing date of Thursday, June 12, and judging will take place during July.

Application forms are available from Shades of Green Garden Centre, on North Seaton Industrial Estate, by calling (01670) 624 520 or by visiting


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