Delight for award-winning Canning Town gardener
A community-minded gardener proudly collected an award on behalf of a Canning Town garden with a difference.
The GreEn 16 project in Freemasons Road earned a nomination in the Gardening Against All Odds awards for recycling unwanted builders bags and food cartons by turning them into vegetable planting areas.
Freshly-grown potatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic and herbs are expected to sprout within weeks.
Jean McQuaid was presented with her award of merit at a recent event at the Syon House Great Conservatory.
She said she was “over the moon with excitement” to have collected the certificate.
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Mrs McQuaid said: “We all work hard as a team to keep the garden well attended.
“But they were all so happy for me to receive this award and said how I deserved it, they are such good friends bless them.
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“I also had a photo taken with Alan Titchmarsh, David Bellamy and Susan Hampshire. They all congratulated me and had a chat about our garden and they were lovely people.”
Residents in Normandy Terrace and Maywynne House spent a year transforming the former derelict space into an attractive outdoor area.
The Gardening Against All Odds awards is a national scheme organised by the Conservation Foundation and the Sunday Telegraph.