GREEN-FINGERED gardeners around Gorey were honoured for their efforts by Gorey Town Council last week, as a special presentation was made to the winners of the Council's Garden Competition.
Vice Chairman of the Town Council Bernard Crosbie complimented all of the gardeners and community volunteers who helped keep Gorey looking at its best throughout the year.
He also had warm words of encouragement and congratulations for the Tidy Towns Committee which worked hard during the year to keep the town performing well in the Tidy Towns rankings.
' The effort you are putting in is paying off,' he said.
In the garden competition, the overall winner for front and rear gardens was Helen Fitzpatrick from Ballytegan. The Best Front Garden prize went to Breda Traynor of Doire Fea, while the runner up was Margaret Ruth, Twin Oaks.
The Best Back Garden Award was won by Joe and Martina Noctor from Fox Hill. Runner up was Martin Doran. Best Residential Front Garden went to Lily Kinch from Sean O'Brien Park.
The Best Community Project Award was accepted by Evie Lambert on behalf of St. Joseph's Centre, St. Michael's Road. The Best Commercial space award went to Diarmuid Bolger for Knockmullen Retail Park.
Finally, the tallest sunflower prize went to Grant Masterson of The Gallops whose sunflower reached 9 feet 3 inches.