2017 Front Garden Competition 



There were some stunning entries into this year’s front garden competition in Westfield, with the green fingered residents battling it out for first prize.
The winner of the Best Garden category was Mrs Kay Wilcox of Waterside Road, who pipped Mr and Mrs Jennings of Nightingale Way to the post by one point. The judge, Mr Dave Vallance of Bath College, said: “It was an extremely close call this year, with the overall winner getting the extra point for the maturity of the garden and the structure and excellent balance between hard landscaping and planting. The second placed garden will stand a great chance next year as it grows in maturity”. Mr and Mrs Jennings received a certificate of commendation for the design of their garden with good colours, textures and scent and contrasting colours and foliage.
Taking the best container award was Mr and Mrs Wilkinson of Waterside Road. Mr Vallance said: “These were two beautiful hanging baskets with a lot packed in. There was depth and a good range of flowers and foliage.” Mr and Mrs Wilkinson’s containers narrowly beat Mr and Mrs Chandler, into second place. Their baskets were judged as being extremely colourful, with no clashing colours at all.
Both winners received vouchers kindly donated by Thomsons Hardware in Radstock as well as a commemorative cup.
The Chairman of Westfield Parish Council, Cllr Geoff Fuller, said: “We are delighted to see so many entries into the competition, which is going from strength to strength. Well done to the winners and I hope residents of Westfield enjoy seeing the gardens as they pass by.”