The prize winners have been announced for the Dulwich Society’s 2016 front garden competition.  Some 50 entries were received, with the overall high standard making judging a challenging task. The competition was open to all Dulwich households.

First Prize, of £100 in garden vouchers, went to 101 Woodwarde Road.  Whilst a relatively small front garden, it had strong kerb side appeal.  This was helped by a good structure and the use of varied planting including hydrangeas providing both showmanship and interest through different leaf shapes, heights and colour.  A vertical dimension was also achieved through a climbing hydrangea, there were buddleias for bees and butterflies, and window boxes added a final flourish. The garden also showed a high standard of husbandry and maintenance.

Five Gold Prizes of £50 each went to entries for 82 Henslowe Road, 17, 142 and 148 Burbage Road, and 186 Peckham Rye.  Five Silver prizes of £25 each went to entries for 60 and 76 Burbage Road, 134 Court Lane, 50 Park Hall Road and 88 Woodwarde Road.

Two Special Prizes of £25 have been given – to 171 Rosendale Road for their tree pit planting in the nearby traffic island, and to Glyn Davies of 130 Court Lane for maintaining the neatest front garden in Dulwich over many years.

All prize winners also received a certificate designed by illustrator and artist Greg Becker, who lives in East Dulwich.

Jeremy Prescott, Chair of the Dulwich Society’s Garden Group, commented:

“We would like to congratulate all the entrants, as well as the prize winners.  Their attractive front gardens will have given and will continue to give pleasure to local residents, and I hope will inspire others to copy them.”