For nearly 90 years, Nottingham residents have competed in the city’s Best Garden Competition.
Still as popular today as it ever was, the competition has named its winning residents and groups for 2018 – and Clifton’s Wendy Sheldon is one of the winners.
Now run by Nottingham City Homes, the awards began in the early 1930s to encourage the city’s residents to create fantastic gardens, enhance their neighbourhood and build a real sense of community spirit – not to mention a bit of healthy competition.
Wendy, who won the award for Clifton, said: “Not bad for a woman who had foot surgery this time last year.
“I am really proud of myself for winning the award.
“It just goes to show you can do things even with a foot injury and plenty of painkillers.”
This year’s categories were judged by a team from Nottingham City Homes, tenant estate inspectors and gardening expert John Stirland.
Nick Murphy, chief executive of Nottingham City Homes, said: “The competition has been tough this year and there were some really strong entries.
“The Best Garden Competition has historically inspired residents of the city to improve their homes and neighbourhoods, and continues to do so nearly 90 years on. It’s a privilege to be a part of it.
“It’s fantastic to see the huge effort that goes into each of these gardens, and to see the wide range of people taking part, from the very young to the young at heart. Congratulations to all this year’s winners, keep up the hard work.”
For more information on the competition, please visit the website: www.nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk