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Where there is one Englishman, there will be a garden... and where there is a beautiful garden, there is a chance of winning The Hunts Post Garden of the Year competition. Over the summer months we want to hear from the green-fingered people of Huntingdon
Where there is one Englishman, there will be a garden... and where there is a beautiful garden, there is a chance of winning The Hunts Post Garden of the Year competition.
Over the summer months we want to hear from the green-fingered people of Huntingdonshire who have toiled to make their gardens the finest in the district.
Launched this week - and sponsored by Admiral Windows and Conservatories - the competition will include three categories: Best Kept Garden, Best Garden Design and Most Colourful Display. There will also be one overall winner.
"This is a chance for the people of Huntingdonshire to show us their gardening skills," said Andy Veale, editor of The Hunts Post. "I'm certain we are going to uncover some imaginative gardens during this competition and I'm looking forward to seeing the handiwork of gardeners in our district."
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The competition is simple to enter. All you need to do is choose the category you want to enter, send us three photographs (three j-pegs if you use a digital camera) of your garden with an explanation of up to 200 words detailing why your garden deserves a prize.
Each category attracts a cash prize of £250 and trophy while the overall winner will receive £500, thanks to Admiral Windows and Conservatories.
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Steve Thorogood, managing director of Admiral, said: "I know from our many conservatory customers, just how much time and energy is spent on their gardens and how much pleasure is derived from the results and I very much look forward to viewing and judging the entries."
Gardeners can begin submitting their entries from May 1. The closing date will be September 30. Readers will then be able to help choose the winners after the entries have been narrowed down by Steve and Andy along with the guidance of Will Honeybone, landscape architect and proprietor of Earthscape Ltd.
Will, who established his company by taking over the landscape department of Huntingdon Garden & Leisure, said: "It is not always the amount of time and money that makes a garden stand out from its neighbours, but its design."
Entrants must complete the competition coupon by following the link. It will then automatically be sent to the Hunts Post editor.
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