Council brings back garden competition for 2021

Green-fingered residents are being given a chance to showcase their work again.

By David Sedgwick
Monday, 7th June 2021, 7:00 am
A previous winning entry in the garden competition.
A previous winning entry in the garden competition.

Ashington Town Council is holding its popular gardens competition again this year.

There are six categories for entries – Large Garden; Small Garden; Disabled Person’s Garden; Senior Citizen’s Garden; Allotment Garden; Commercial Property & Public House.

Coun Mark Purvis, business chair of the council, said: “Following the success of the Ashington Gardens Competition in recent years Ashington Town Council is delighted to announce it will go ahead again this year in its traditional format, Covid-19 dependent.

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"The competition has proved popular with residents of Ashington and helps to celebrate and recognise the excellent gardening work undertaken in our town.”

Ashington Town Clerk, Mike Slaughter, added: “Since the Town Council reintroduced the competition it has generated a real interest within the community to maintain and enhance the environment and we are hopeful that more residents will take part in 2021.”

Wansbeck Garden Centre & Café, based on North Seaton Industrial Estate, is again supporting the competition.

Closing date for entries is Friday, June 21. Judging will take place during July and a special ‘Awards Evening’ will be held in September (Covid-19 restrictions dependent) when the winners will be announced and presented with their trophies and prizes.

Application forms are available from and paper copies are also available from the Wansbeck Garden Centre & Cafe.

Alternatively, call 01670 624 520 to have a paper copy of the entry form posted out to you.

For more information, please call Ashington Town Council on 01670 620 533 / 624 520.