After touring Watton in April to find gardens that can be seen from the road showing a good display of colour, the Watton Society sent a list of twenty eight gardens to the Mayor of Watton, Pat Warwick. Considering the weather we have had this Spring we felt this was a good number. The Mayor, after carefully looking at all the gardens, selected a winner and three highly commended. Our photo shows the winner, Peter Saunders of 10 Hamilton Close, receiving the salver and winning certificate from the Mayor and John Kerr, Chairman of the Watton Society. The Mayor described their garden as ‘stunning’ and the photo shows that this description is very true.
Peter loves gardening and helps some nearby people who have difficulty maintaining their gardens.
Highly commended gardens were 14 Nelson Court, 10 Mary Shanks Close and 24 Bloodhound Road. What was especially pleasing this year was the delight expressed by the winners and highly commended garden owners. The competition is held in either Spring, Summer or Autumn each year to enable gardens that are especially colourful in these seasons to be considered. A highly commended certificate was also awarded by the Society to the Town Council for the lovely displays of floral colour in the High Street.