The Fine & Country Garden Competition winner has now been revealed, judged by Martyn Cox, named the National Newspaper Gardening Journalist of the Year 2016 at the LSL Awards.
This year's winner was Louise Whittington from the West Midlands and her prize, two tickets to the renowned Chelsea Flower Show 2017.
Martyn said, "The standard of entries in the Fine & Country Gardening Competition was very high this year, with gardens varying greatly in size, location and style. The property in Solihull stood out for me as it is beautiful and romantic, but very achievable by anyone, whatever their budget.
The owners’ passion for gardening is clear, with them taking on a tired and overgrown plot just seven years ago, and turning it into the kind of garden anyone would be proud of. This property may be in a busy suburb, but set foot in the garden and there is great privacy, and many areas to sit where it’s possible to escape the daily grind."
David Lindley, CEO of Fine & Country says, “We see so many beautiful gardens in our profession, we wanted to celebrate them, regardless of whether the properties were for sale or not. Louise Whittington’s garden is a worthy winner of the competition. We would like to thank all those who took part this year by either entering their garden or voting for their favourite entry, and to Martyn for his expert opinion.”
You can download the press release here.