The winners of the My Chelsea Garden competition have been announced on BBC One’s The One Show in the week of Virtual Chelsea Flower Show.
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Over 7,600 people entered the competition which encouraged the public to send in images of their own gardens and submit them into four categories – back garden, front garden, indoor garden and kids’ corner garden.
The images were judged by One Show presenter Alex Jones alongside Monty Don, head of shows judging James Alexander Sinclair and director general of the RHS Sue Biggs.
The winners of the competition are
Back Garden Winner
Terry Winters from Salisbury
Terry said: “I’m lucky to have a garden, many don’t. I am even luckier in that I have created my garden from what was a blank canvas back in 2011.”
Indoor Garden Winner
Corinne Tokley-Packer from Tilbury
Corinne said: “My houseplants are helping me tremendously at the moment, unfortunately I have an incurable auto immune disease scleroderm/MCTD so I am currently on the high risk shielded list. My plants are therapy for me. My plants proved a peaceful and tranquil environment, they keep me occupied I am constantly taking cuttings, I love watching them grow and I’m constantly learning.
Kids Corner Garden Winner
Clare and Henry Shepherd from Barnsley
Henry said: “I made bug houses with my grandad last year and I have built more bug houses using bits of sticks and old drain pipe I found. I wanted to make a tiny pond for visiting animals, I also have a bowl with water in for our hedgehog that visits the garden.”
Front Garden Winner
Rosemary Fletcher from Dunstable
Rosemary said: ” Keeps me busy- weeding, Watering, sweeping, propping up, feeding, cutting, shaping, keeps me fitter than I would otherwise be. Lovely to look out on from the front windows and always a source of conversation with passersby who look in at the gate. Attracts birds, bees and all sorts. It is a welcoming space for all who come through the gate as well as a private place to be quiet and still.”