Golden gardens all round for Irvine Housing Association tenants

Michael Fullerton and Anne-Marie Carson receiving their prize
Michael Fullerton and Anne-Marie Carson receiving their prize

Tenants who brought some colour to Irvine Housing Association’s streets this summer were awarded for their efforts in the Association’s annual In Bloom Garden Competition.

The competition was judged in July by technical officer John Howie and marketing & communications officer, Gillian Craig.

Once again the Association was impressed with the standard of entries. John said: “It’s great to see our customers taking pride in their home and their area. Front gardens make such a difference to the overall look of an area and brighten the place up – especially with the weather we’ve had! Congratulations to this year’s winners.”

This year’s Harbourside in Bloom First Prize went to Michael Fullerton & Anne-Marie Carson. Their colourful display was a real showstopper, attracting many passers-by.

Michael said: “We would like to thank Irvine Housing Association for our first prize award for the Harbourside In Bloom 2015 competition. The weather was not kind to the garden this year; however we managed to create a nice show. We would like to encourage all harbourside tenants to get involved, you don’t need to be an expert in horticulture, a few nice tubs and planters or some nice baskets are all that’s required to help brighten up our streets.”

Winner Yvonne McKenzie and daughters in their garden
Winner Yvonne McKenzie and daughters in their garden

David and Cathy Martin received Second Prize and Pamela Miller was awarded Third Prize.

The wider In Bloom competition attracted some new entries.

Winning First Prize were James McCulloch and Yvonne McKenzie from Drongan. The couple’s lawn and flower beds really brighten up the area.

They said: “We are delighted to accept the prize for best garden. We enjoy spending time in our garden with the kids. Thank you to Joanne MacLellan, housing officer for suggesting we enter and also thank you to IHA for the prize.”

Second prize was awarded to Jean Robertson at West Doura Court, Kilwinning, and third prize went Mr & Mrs Frew, also from West Doura Court.


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