A gardening competition will celebrate the Fortis Living residents who have made the best of their gardens.

The awards will celebrate winners in a number of categories: Best front garden, best rear garden, best containers and hanging baskets, best communal garden, most improved garden, champion of champions.

Clare Jackson, executive director Housing Care and Communities, said: “We are delighted to announce this year’s gardening competition. The quality of entrants is always outstanding and our judges have a tough job in making their decisions.”

She added: “Here at Fortis we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and this was partially behind the instigation of our gardening competition. 

"Encouraging people to take part in such initiatives not only celebrates the great outdoors but also has a positive effect on health and well-being. 

"We look forward to receiving applications!”

Winners in each category will receive £100 each in gardening vouchers.

 The closing date for this year’s event is Monday, June 25, with the judging taking place on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24. 

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony later in the year.

For further information and an application form please contact Paul Edwards, Community Officer, Fortis Living on 01905 670270 or email him at pedwards@fortisliving.com.