Budding Axminster gardener wins top award

Schoolgirl Chloe takes top prize in the youth novelty category of the district council tenants’ gardens contest

AXMINSTER youngster Chloe Butler dug deep to come up with an idea for an unusual garden.

And her grand design won her the youth novelty category in the East Devon District Council’s annual tenants’ gardens contest

Chloe, of St Andrew’s Drive, joined other award winners at The Knowle to collect her prize last week.

The gathering heard that this year’s contest was another big success with 40 entries, featuring some really creative ideas.

The overall winner was Mrs C. Bourne, of 83 Arcot Park, Sidmouth.

Prizes and certificates were presented by Councillor Jill Elson, housing chief John Golding and Andrew Sturgess, maintenance department manager of Skinner Construction Ltd.

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The sponsors this year were Skinner Construction, Kieron Bewes Horticultural Consultant, King’s Garden Centre, Sidmouth Garden Centre, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Insurance, Tenant and Leaseholder Customer Panel and St Bridget Nurseries.

Raffle prizes were donated by Otter Nurseries, Otter Rotters, EDDC StreetScene and Housing tenant volunteers.