West Hendon Community Garden Club show serious flower power at Barnet Homes gardening competition

West Hendon Community Garden club

West Hendon Community Garden club

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Children showed some serious flower power when they won a gardening competition.

The West Hendon Community Garden Club was commended in housing agency Barnet Homes’ annual competition, Finest Flowers.

Young members spent months planting flowers and weeding the area outside the newly refurbished West Hendon Community Centre.

Their club was set up after Elizabeth Fitzgerald, who lives in West Hendon, began gardening in the area and noticed children taking a keen interest.

She said: “The children come in and out and do gardening bits when they can. But it is marvellous to see young people getting stuck into gardening and making the community look so inviting.”

The judging panel is made up of staff and tenants, who had a tough time with this year’s gardening entrants.

The Barnet Group’s chief executive Tracey Lees said: “The competition gives people a real platform to take pride in their homes and the surrounding areas.

“It makes a real difference to our communities and Barnet Homes appreciates the efforts that our residents make to create these beautiful gardens. Thanks and well done to all our residents who entered this summer."

“I am also thrilled that the gardening competition has encouraged a new generation of younger gardeners who will be part of shaping the community in the future."

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