Contest for best garden

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A GARDENING competition open to council housing tenants is looking to promote the upkeep of gardens and communal areas.

The contest is being run by Babergh District Council, which is offering two free packs of flower seeds to all 3,5000 of its housing tenants and urging them to take part and be in with a chance of winning a variety of gift vouchers.

There will be a number of categories in which to enter, including best window box, tallest sunflower and best child-friendly garden.

Gavin Fisk, Babergh’s principal tenant services officer, said: “We know the majority of our tenants are really proud of their environment, and care about their gardens and communal spaces.

“We also understand that sometimes, because of other pressures, gardening is not always top of the agenda but we hope this competition will give our tenants a reason to pick up a trowel and plant these free seeds.”

Mr Fisk added that the council also wanted to hear from people interested in a land share scheme, which would provide those who wish to take up gardening but do not have space the chance to do so and help people who struggle to maintain their garden.

For more information, call tenant services on 01473 825757 or email