Ayrshire Housing’s tenants come together to create award winning gardens
Ayrshire Housing used its AGM to commend teams of tenants who have come together to transform areas of common ground into attractive and productive gardens.
In the village of Barr, Mr Cole, and Mrs and Mrs Orr have created a shared kitchen garden out of an area of previously well maintained but boring grass. This is on top of transforming the backcourt of their flats into a garden for all to enjoy.
In Ayr, Ms Rolwich and her neighbours at Good Shepherd Court have made a paved courtyard an attractive garden to sit in and enjoy. They are also working on a nearby community garden.
In Girvan, Ms McLean and Mr Sweeney have turned the walkway to their flats into a splendid container garden. It adds to the already attractive appearance of their flats in the town’s historic centre.
The event proved to be a double celebration for Mr Cole, and Mr and Mrs Orr after they picked up red winner’s rosettes for their hens in the association’s annual best pet competition.
Commendations for their gardens went to Mrs Currie (Ayr), Mr Dodrill (Straiton), Mr Reid (Maybole) and Mr Slider (Ayr). Mrs Maddox and Miss Macintyre both of the Citadel development in Ayr also received commendations for their window box displays.
The entries were judged by board member Councillor William Grant and director Jim Whiston. All the winning and commended entrants will receive garden implements as prizes.
Below are the award winning gardens.