Mark Vosper from Michael Anthony Estate Agents presented trophies to winners of the Aylesbury in Bloom competition on 19th September 2019. Held at Lindengate Gardens, Mark awarded the prizes with Town Mayor Cllr Mike Smith.
This annual competition is awarded to residents, organisations/businesses and schools. The following categories were available to enter and prizes were awarded:
- Best Front Garden
- Best Back Garden
- Best Edible Garden
- Best Wildlife Nature Garden
- Best Container Garden
- Best Communal Garden.
Sandra Ferguson, Rosemary Brown, Anne Brooker, Janet Leech and Sue Wright judged the gardens that entered. Mr P & Mrs M Walker were celebrating as winner of ‘The Overall Best Garden winner’.
Lindengate is a mental health charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery. The charity operates from a 5-acre site in south Buckinghamshire which is easily reached from within Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. The team offers gardening, conservation, horticulture, craft and construction activities that enable users to spend time in a managed and calm environment, either singly or in small groups, reducing their isolation and working towards their recovery.
The services delivered by Lindengate include Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH). These use the healing power of nature and the outdoors to improve mental wellbeing, boost self-esteem & social inclusion and encourage long-term recovery. STH is recognised to be beneficial for a wide range of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, loneliness. It is applicable for people with autism (ASD), dementia and head injury.