This year, Ayrshire Housing’s garden competition winners are all teams of tenants who have come together to transform areas of common ground into attractive and productive gardens.
In the village of Barr, Mr Cole, and Mrs and Mrs Orr have created a shared kitchen garden out of an area of previously well maintained but boring grass. This is on top of transforming the backcourt of their flats into a garden for all to enjoy.
In Ayr, Ms Rolwich and her neighbours at Good Shepherd Court have made a paved courtyard an attractive garden to sit in and enjoy. They are also working in a nearby community garden.
In Girvan, Ms McLean and Mr Sweeney have turned the walkway to their flats into a splendid container garden. It adds to the already attractive appearance of their flats in the town’s historic centre.
The winners were announced at Ayrshire Housing’s AGM. For Mr Cole, and Mr and Mrs Orr it was a double celebration. They picked up red winner’s rosettes for their hens in the association’s annual best pet competition! Of which more to follow.
Commendations for their gardens went to Mrs Currie (Ayr), Mr Dodrill (Straiton), Mr Reid (Maybole) and Mr Slider (Ayr). Mrs Maddox and Miss Macintyre both of our Citadel development in Ayr also received commendations for their window box displays.
The entries were judged by Board member Councillor William Grant and the Director Jim Whiston. All the winning and commended entrants will receive garden implements as prizes.