Prize winning blooms

Front garden competition

By Mrs E P Maher

Prize winning garden
by E P Maher
Prize winning garden 1970
by E P Maher

When the South Oxhey estate was run by the GLC and to encourage tennants to take a pride in their front gardens, a front garden competition was held every year.

Winning the silver challenge cups

The prizes were silver challenge cups which were for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best front gardens on the estate.  These cups were presented to the winners at the County Hall in London and it was with real pride that my late husband and I would go up on the stage to receive the cup for the best garden on the estate.

This happened 4 times, once in 1968 and 3 more times in the 1970s.  What a pity that there is no competition these days.  I still have the small silver cups.

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