Published: Wednesday, 7th August 2019
The winners of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s annual Allotment Challenge competition were announced at a presentation evening on Tuesday 6 August.
Four categories were presented by the borough's mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Hipperson, at the Town Hall in King’s Lynn.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, and one of the judges, said: “Once again, judging our Allotment Challenge was not an easy job but is certainly an enjoyable one; the standard of allotment-keeping in our borough is so high. It's wonderful to see people who are so dedicated to, and knowledgeable about, their allotment plots.
“It’s great to have introduced the new category of best pub garden this year, the gardens were impressive.
“If you're interested in having an allotment of your own, it's easy to apply, just visit our website. Keeping an allotment plot has so many benefits: fresh air and exercise, your own produce, being close to nature, and getting to know like-minded people”.
The winners were:
1st Place- Jayne Roper
2nd Place- Dennis Pearman
3rd Place- Gage Sands & Kirsty Reed
1st Place- Highgate Infant School
2nd place- Churchill Park School
Best Kept Overall:
1st Place - Shirley and Saville Ridley
2nd Place - Terrence Winner
3rd Place - Anne Pearman
Best Pub Garden:
1st Place - Bank House
2nd Place - The London Porterhouse
3rd Place - Stuart House Hotel
Highly Commended- Bentinck Arms Pub
Commended -Marriotts Warehouse
Thanks to the sponsors King’s Lynn Horticultural Society for the allotment awards, Dr Litten and Father Couchman for the pub garden, each winner received a certificate, a cash prize, and a cup or shield.
There are 13 allotment sites in the King’s Lynn area, and some have plots that are available immediately. If there are no vacant plots on a site, the borough council keeps waiting lists that anyone can sign up to. To apply for a plot, or find out more, visit our allotment page.