They’re all winners

The Best Kept Garden competition

With things hotting up outside, keeping the garden watered, fed and weeded is no picnic. But a group

of hardy residents have been sticking it out despite the heat and dry weather. Now they can truly celebrate the fruits of their labour.

bpha’s fourth annual Best Kept Garden competition has been in full swing. Our seven judges have been put through their paces with 26 nominations and 11 finalists to consider. This year’s competition attracted a range of entries – from private and communal gardens through to small spaces and vegetable plots.

Congratulations to our winners below – who each receive a £50 gift voucher and to the runners up who win a £25 gift voucher.


Best Kept Garden
Michael Dickinson, Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes.


Best Kept Communal Garden
Betty Dodd Court, Luton.


Best Community Garden

Golden Gardens, Goldington

Golden Gardens is 10 years old

The Golden Gardens project in Bedford is 10 years old this year and they’re hosting a celebration barbeque in September. If you’ve volunteered in the garden over the last 10 years, please email for more information about the event.

Runners up

Pristine Presentation

Torren Urqhart, Wootton, Bedford

Best Use of Small Space

Andrew Pickford, Roise Court, Bedford

Most Improved Communal Garden

Boswell Court, Bedford

Commended Communal Garden

Queens Court, Bedford

Russell Court, Bedford

One to Watch

Kingsbrook Court, Bedford