Cassiltoun tenants ‘streets ahead’ in top gardening awards

Two Cassiltoun Housing Association tenants have won the Best Garden category at the Evening Times Streets Ahead 2018 Awards.

First prize went to Mr Robert Tibbetts, a Cassiltoun Housing Association tenant from Oaktree Gardens.

Robert said: “I was shocked even to be nominated. I don’t really shout about what I do.  I just love my garden.

“Me and my West Highland Terrier Hamish love our garden, it’s a great place.”

Taking second spot was John and Alison Watson who are Cassiltoun Housing Association tenants from Cavin Drive.

John said: “We’re really excited about being part of Streets Ahead, I am proud to have won trophies for my garden.  My wife is the designer, she tells me what to do and I do the work.”

Teresa McGowan, chair of Cassiltoun Housing Association’s operation sub-committee, said: “Congratulations to Mr Tibbetts and Mr and Mrs Watson, I am absolutely thrilled that two of our tenants have won first and second prize in the Best Garden Award in Glasgow.  It fills me with pride that these tenants are flying the flag for Castlemilk.

“Cassiltoun Housing Association has, for many years, encouraged our tenants to improve their gardens, it makes a real difference to the local community.”

Chief executive Charlie Millar said: “What an achievement by our tenants they deserve this recognition as a result of their hard work and dedication, well done!

“I would also like to thank the housing staff who work closely with tenants encouraging and supporting them to take part in our Cassiltoun Housing Association local garden competitions as this is where all this starts, the results are fantastic.”