The Obelisk Gardens for Beryl Dron 2021 competition concluded with trophy presentations yesterday (July 27). Photo: Kirsty Edmonds.

In pictures: Second year of Northampton estate’s gardening competition dedicated to beloved wife

Richard’s wife Beryl, who was a keen gardener, continues to be remembered in a positive way by her community

By Carly Odell
Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 3:33 pm

The second year of a new gardening competition on a Northampton estate has concluded and the winners have been crowned.

Richard Dron, a retired teacher, launched the event last year in memory of his beloved wife, Beryl, who died in July 2020.

The 76-year-old wanted to do something positive in his wife’s name because ‘she deserved to be remembered for something good’.

Beryl was a keen gardener and loved to grow sweet peas, so Richard decided a gardening competition around the Obelisk estate where he lives would be the best idea.

Last year’s event was a success and followed the format of a front garden winner and runner-up and a back garden winner and runner-up.

So Richard did the same again for the 2021 competition and was even able to circulate hundreds of leaflets beforehand to drum up entries.

He also secured a £50 voucher for the Sunnyside pub as a prize for the winner of the back garden competition.

Below are photos of all the winning gardens and the winners receiving their trophies and certificates.

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