Cultivation Street

Cultivation Street Winners 2018 - Sponsored by Calliope®

Overall Community Garden Winner 2018

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Tay View Community Garden - Scotland

They won the overall £5,000 prize!

They also won £1,000 + 100 Calliope Geraniums in the regional heat of the competition.

Well done to Tayview Community Garden in Scotland who won our over all winners in the community garden category.

The Cultivation Street judges were bowled over by the huge cross-section of locals that have been involved in bringing this community garden to life. It has brought people with mental health issues and learning disabilities, school children, refugees and recovering drug addicts together in a positive and rewarding project bursting with community spirit.

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Regional Community Garden Winners 2018

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Midlands
Tiny Trowels

They won £1,000 + 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges liked that Alison was so passionate about gardening that she set up a self-funded community garden in her own back yard.

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North Region
Shoulder to Soldier

They won £1,000 + 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges thought this was a very inspiring garden as it has been improved a lot over such a short amount of time.

 

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Wales and Northern Ireland
Tenby Day Centre

They won £1,000 + 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges liked the inspiring story behind this garden. The staff and volunteers at Tenby Day Centre encourage visitors and tenants to get involved in the garden, instead of watching TV.
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Tay View

Scotland
Tay View Community Garden

They won £1,000 + 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges liked that the garden was inclusive to a range of people including, people with mental health issues, refugees, recovering drug and alcohol addicts and people with learning difficulties.

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South
Stanford & Cleveland

They won £1,000 + 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges liked that this now-thriving community garden with beautiful pot plants and raised beds was originally an uninspiring area of tarmac at the side of the street.

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Colour Your Life Winners 2018 - Brought To You by Calliope®

Judges

Judge's Choice
Springhallow School Garden

They won £500 and 100 Calliope Geraniums.

Springhallow’s display features upcycled school sinks overflowing with red blossoms before an inventive ‘garden’ sign made from leftover artificial turf.

 

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Peoples

People's Choice
The Allotment Angels

They won £500 and 100 Calliope Geraniums

This project clearly has a fantastic following as they won with an outstanding 3,529 votes and shared posts about the competition over 140 times!

 

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Calliope

A word about our sponsors
Calliope®

Colour Your Life was a new category for 2018 was brought to you and sponsored by Calliope® Geraniums.
Calliope® Geraniums can grow like no other, they have outstanding growing performance as they are worry free and offer vibrant colours.

 

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School Garden Winners 2018

1st Prize
Hammersmith Academy

They won £2,500 and 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges loved how much this garden engaged older students that may otherwise not have an opportunity to get gardening. Many of the students here do not have gardens as they are so close to central London, and so the garden gives them the rare chance to get outside in nature.

 

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2nd Prize
Damers First School

They won £1,500 + 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges were amazed at how much the team have achieved in the garden since the project began in August 2017. The school highlighted how other schools that have won Cultivation Street inspired them in completing their own transformation.

 

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3rd Prize
Green Lane Primary School

They won £1,000 + 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges were impressed with how much this garden incorporates the wider community using community days to extend and transform the garden.

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Runner Up
Goldthorpe Primary School

They won £500 + 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges were impressed at the transformation of the school grounds into an inspiring outdoor education setting, in just a few short years.
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Runner Up
Clare School

They won £500 + 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges liked that the team at Clare School have completely rejuvenated their garden in the space of one year.
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Runner Up
Northgate High School

They won £500 + 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges were impressed by the purpose behind this garden, which attempts to raise awareness of dementia in association with a local care home.
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Chaucer Junior School

They won £500 + 100 Calliope® geraniums.

The judges loved the fact that Kerry has devoted to this school garden for an impressive 16 years, helping and educating the many students to have passed through the school during that time using gardening.
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Garden Centre Ambassador Of The Year Winners 2018

1st Prize
Steve Purton - Dobbies Milton Keynes

Steve won £1000.

The judges loved that Steve is happy to use his own transport to travel to school and community groups if they can't get to him. This year he has had over 1,000 children attend his gardening sessions. He has connections with and supports a local charity, 4 schools, a college and a hospital.
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2nd Prize
Zoe Stanmore - Dobbies Southport

Zoe won £500

The judges were very impressed that Zoe runs her own community garden with 60 children in attendance each week.
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3rd Prize
Annie Yates - Garden Store

Annie won £300

The judges especially liked Annie's creation of unique online activities that reach far and beyond the community in her immediate vicinity.
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12 Runner Up Prizes on £100
  • Andrew Wright - Gardens Group
  • Angela Fletcher - Notcutts - Rivendell
  • Carol Watson - Notcutts
  • Gary Bissett - Inver Garden Centre
  • Georgina Isherwood - Dobbies
  • Graham Heath - Garden Store
  • Jackie Barker - Notcutts
  • Laura Stevens - Dobbies
  • Steve Fry - Gardens Group
  • Louise Canfield - Aylett Nurseries
  • Matthew Lewis - Old Railway Line
  • Sophie Lyall - Haskins Garden Centre

Front Garden Winner 2018

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Rockcliffe Avenue

They won £500 + 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges liked the dedication of the neighbours who have been keeping their front gardens looking spectacular since 2007. The entry includes a staggering 23 front gardens, with a shared communal area in which four gardens have been merged into one.
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Small Spaces Winner 2018

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Essington in Bloom

They won £500 and 100 Calliope Geraniums

The judges loved how much this group had achieved in a short amount of time (the project began in April this year). They liked how colourful and inviting the garden was and that so many different groups of people, including local schools, toddler groups, and community members, had been involved.
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The Judges 2018

The 2018 judges included,
Lady Salisbury
Gemma Aldridge - The Sunday Mirror
Lauren Hall - ITV
Neil Fishlock - Calliope
Jeryl Stone - Chair woman of the Women's Institute
Simon Sadinsky - Prince's Foundation
Stephen Dowbiggen - Director of Dowbiggen Associates Ltd
David Morley -  Retail Director Clifton Nurseries Ltd

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