Manchester awards urban garden medals

The first medals have been awarded to the urban gardeners exhibiting their show gardens at Manchester's Dig the City, which has taken over the city centre streets until 10 August.

Hulme gold winning garden
Hulme gold winning garden

Judge Rachel de Thame and National Trust's city gardener, Sean Harkin, awarded medals to 18 show gardens in Manchester city centre, designed and created for Dig the City.

The garden voted best in show was Hulme Community Garden Centre's edible tunnel which impressed judges with its attention to detail and use of vertical growing which they praised for demonstrating how to grow your own within the smallest of urban spaces.

Runner up was Ordsall Hall's heritage garden which draws on Ordsall Hall's Tudor history and showcases growing methods that you can use at home, on the allotment or in small plots to grow heritage vegetables.

Rachel de Thame and Sean Harkin judged 12 gardens in the 'city grow and eat' and 'city garden' categories and the remaining six 'grow anywhere' gardens will be judged by TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin on 9 August.

Garden awards

  • Dreamscape Gardens City Garden category - Silver Gilt
  • Hulme Community Garden Centre City Garden category - Gold and 'Best in Show'
  • Manchester City Council City Garden categories - Silver Gilt
  • Growing in the City, Bridge College & Manchester Mind City Garden category -
  • Silver Gilt
  • Urban Green City Garden category - Silver
  • Ordsall Hall City Garden category - Gold 
  • Muse Developments & Broomhead Homemade City Grow & Eat categories - Bronze.
  • Tatton Park City Garden category - Silver Gilt.
  • Square Roots City Garden category - Gold
  • Reaseheath College/Wythenshawe Community Housing Group City Garden category - Silver
  • Frog Flowers, City Garden category - Gold.




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