KEEN gardener Barry Beaver has won a national gardening competition.
Mr Beaver came first in Affinity Sutton’s impact through gardening category in its Ready Steady Grow challenge for residents around the country.
He had used the washing area at Affinity Sutton’s LiveSmart scheme, Sandcroft in Westergate, for growing. He shared the produce – including runner beans, marrows and strawberries – with his neighbours.
His prize was a trophy, £100 voucher and a day trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Elizabeth McGilley, an Affinity Sutton manager, said: “Barry has already started work on his plans for displays at Sandcroft for this year and his hanging baskets last year were amazing.
“We would all like to tell him a huge ‘well done’ and we are really looking forward to the spending time in the gardens this summer, when it finally gets here.”