The competition is in its third year.

In pictures: The stunning gardens crowned in Northampton estate’s third annual gardening competition

Despite the hot weather and dry spells, Richard says gardens were still “cared for to a high level”

Monday, 25th July 2022, 3:28 pm

A gardening competition on a Northampton estate set up by a husband in memory of his wife has crowned its winners in its third year.

Richard Dron launched The Beryl Dron Obelisk Estate Gardens Competition in 2020 after his wife - who was a keen gardener - passed away during lockdown.

Since then, the community on the Obelisk estate has embraced the competition and this year was no different.

Richard said: “Beryl would have been especially pleased that despite recent hot, dry weather gardens across the estate are still being cared for to a high level.

“Even her own back garden has managed to produce another fulsome supply of her favourite summer flowers: sweet peas.

“While the long dry spell might have played havoc with many people's gardens, it was a splendid effort on the part of so many homeowners to keep their properties up to scratch.”

Below are pictures of the winning gardens from the Northampton estate and details of the winners.

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