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Blooming marvellous Tower Hamlets gardeners win awards

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:16 05 October 2010

Margaret Cox, Sarah Beydown and Michael Howard at Hollybush Gardens

Margaret Cox, Sarah Beydown and Michael Howard at Hollybush Gardens

GREEN fingered gardeners were presented with prizes at Tower Hamlets in Bloom awards ceremony. More than 60 individuals, organisations and schools won awards in ten categories. The best allotments or food growing garden were won by Rocky Road community

GREEN fingered gardeners were presented with prizes at Tower Hamlets in Bloom awards ceremony.

More than 60 individuals, organisations and schools won awards in ten categories.

The best allotments or food growing garden were won by Rocky Road community garden, Sharon Gardner won the best basket or container garden section and Estmanco, of White Horse Lane, Stepney Green, won the award for the best residential garden.

Coborn Opportunities project picked up the prize for best community garden and St Paul's School in Whitechapel created the best garden.

George Hope's front garden was judged the best, Margret Grey won a prize for best wildlife garden and Catherine Newell won the award for best patio, balcony or roof garden. The best newcomer was won by Atlanta Duffy and the George pub in Stepney won the category for best pub, restaurant or small business.

The contest is part of an annual nationwide scheme to encourage people to become interested in plants, wildlife and the environment.

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