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Yorkshire Housing’s garden competition is hosted annually and open to all residents.

Residents of St Mary’s Close sheltered home in Leeds received first prize for their community garden. This tranquil space impressed the judges with its good use of light and shaded planting areas. The garden also gives residents seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Winning this award was no small feat as the garden went up against 27 other nominations across the whole of Yorkshire, with second prize going to Grace Peel of Liversedge in Dewsbury.

St Mary’s Close residents and gardeners Mr and Mrs Cundle said: “We love being out in the garden and it’s great that it’s enjoyed by everyone here. We’ve made a lot of improvements to the garden this year and we’re even growing fruit and vegetables. We were delighted when we found out we’d won the prize.”

Yorkshire Housing’s board member and garden competition judge Linda Christon said: “The garden space was wonderful. It felt like you could just grab a cup of coffee and sit out there and relax. The variation of planting – plants for shade and plants for sun – really reflects the work they’ve put in.”