WREXHAM MP Ian Lucas has praised the hard work that had been carried out in gardens when he was a special guest at the Rhosddu in Bloom annual presentation night.
Mr Lucas, who was accompanied by his wife Nora, said: “Gardens are quite extraordinary, with different gardens appealing to different people.
“It is quite obvious a lot of hard work has gone into the gardens in Grosvenor, Stansty and Garden Village and nice gardens do add beauty to an area.”
Mr Lucas praised all those who entered the competitions, the community council which had organised the event and the judges.
Council chairman, Cllr Andy Williams, said everyone was a winner and not only those who had gained awards.
Council clerk Nigel Hodges said there had been a lot more entries than normal and that was due to the council adding a new section which gave more residents the chance to take part.
Best single hanging basket, planter, or tub – 1, Karen Hughes, of 52 Wats Dyke Way, Garden Village, who won £30; 2, Nan Edwards, of Mayfield Courr, off Wat’s Dyke Way, Garden Village (£20); 3, Peter Purdie, of 11 Grange Avenue, off East Avenue, Rhosddu (£10); merit – Danielle Taylor, six, of Mawddwy Avenue, Rhosddu.
Most attractive display of hanging baskets, planters and tubs – 1, Veronica Marlow, of 5 Cae Glo, off Colliery Road, Stansty (£50); 2, Donald Smith, of 1 Mayville Avenue, off Rhosddu Road, Rhosddu (£40); 3, Thomas Barwick, of 1 Cae Glo, off Colliery Road, Stansty (£30); merits – Trevor Williams, 42 Sandringham Road, Garden Village; Mary Sheckly, 19 Cae Glo, Stansty; Mary Jones, 18 Ffordd Mon and Geoffrey Richards, 4 Garden Road, Rhosddu.
A new competition for the most attractive small garden – 1, Glynis Roberts, of 6 Grange Avenue, off East Avenue, Rhosddu (£70); 2, George Daley, of 7 Osborne Road, off Rhosddu Road, Rhosddu (£50);
3, John and Brenda Jones, of 18 Haytor Road, Garden Village (£30); merits – Miss A Currie, of 14 Clarence Road, Rhosddu and Mrs Rodenhurst, of 22 Mawddwy Avenue, Rhosddu.
Most attractive garden – 1, Jackie Poole, of 62 Southleigh Drive, off New Road, Rhosddu (£70); 2, Deborah Jones, of 20 Ffordd Mon, off New Road, Rhosddu (£50); 3, Fred Taylor, of 76 Ffordd Estyn, off Kenyon Avenue, Garden Village (£30); merit – Tony Lloyd, 67 Acton Gate, Garden Village and Jasqueline Feehan, of 187 Chester Road, Garden Village.