Green-fingered family come out on top in county-wide gardening competition

The family in their Melbourn garden.

The family in their Melbourn garden. - Credit: Archant

A Melbourn family have come out on top in a county-wide gardening competition.

Amanda Free and her daughter were awarded first place for in the ‘family garden’ category of the South Cambridgeshire District Council’s 33rd Best Kept Garden competition last Friday.

Councillor Mark Howell, responsible for housing at the district council, said: “It’s always a pleasure to present these awards. The care, imagination and hard-work that goes into creating such beautiful displays deserves recognition. Standards were incredibly high this year.”

Caroline Owen, managing director of Scotsdales Garden Centre in Great Shelford where the awards do was held, said: “The displays were as fantastic as ever and the awards were very well deserved.”