Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Get those entries in now for the Brigg Garden Competition 2019, organised by the Town Council.
You can nominate your own or a friend's or neighbour's that has taken your eye.
But don't delay as the closing date is drawing near - June 14.
The competition is a long-established one, culminating in a showpiece, late summer presentation ceremony in the Angel Suite to which finalists are invited to hear the results  announced and see the the trophies and certificates being presented.
In addition to the top gardens, there are also awards for the most impressive allotments tended by plot-holders on Redcombe Lane/Atherton Way and Grammar School Road who hire their veg-growing patches from the council in return for a small annual rent.
Schools and business premises with floral displays are also included.
Categories are:

  • Best house front garden
  • Best hanging basket/display - business or organisation premises
  • Best allotment plot
  • Best school display - basket, flower bed or vegetable plot
Entries can be made in several ways, and judging will be undertaken during July.
You can collect a printed form from the Town Council Office on the ground floor of the Angel building or from the Tourist Information Centre at the Buttercross in the Market Place.
Alternatively, CLICK HERE and download the form.

Please note that as this competition is organised by our town council, all gardens must be located within the Brigg parish boundary.
Well-received changes were made last year to the way in which the garden competition is organised.
Small groups of councillors used to tour the town, street by street, looking at gardens and drawing up a shortlist of those that impressed them to go forward for final judging.
This time-consuming method has now been replaced by a simpler system involving nominations by townsfolk for the judging stage.
Click here to view the current trophy-holders, following the presentations made last year.

PICTURED ABOVE: The best front garden of 2018, tended by Derek Capp, of the Newlands estate, seen below receiving the coveted trophy from Town Mayor Councillor Donald Campbell last August in the Angel Suite.

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