Hulme Community Garden Centre voted “Best in Show”

Medals were awarded to the urban gardeners exhibiting their show gardens at Manchester?s Dig the City, sponsored by NCP, from 2-10?of August.

“Urban gardens present unique challenges to gardeners and it?s very exciting to see these garden designs brought to life.?

Judged by famed gardener Rachel de Thame and the National Trust’s city gardener, Sean Harkin, 18 show gardens have been challenged to create gardens for a small urban space.

Successful entries have come from professional and amateur gardeners, community gardening groups and businesses.

Judge Rachel de Thame?said, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the calibre and creativity of the show gardens. Urban gardens present unique challenges to gardeners and it?s very exciting to see these garden designs brought to life.?

The garden voted ?Best in Show? was Hulme Community Garden Centre?s edible tunnel which impressed judges with its attention to detail and use of vertical growing. The judges applauded the garden?s high quality finish, planting within raised beds and the ?simple but clever? connection to the Hulme arch.

Ordsall Hall?s heritage garden was a close runner up, drawing on its Tudor history and showcasing growing methods for heritage vegetables.

The remaining 6 ?grow anywhere? gardens will be judged by TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin on Saturday 9th?August.

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