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PUBLISHED: 15:44 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:00 23 August 2010

THE hard work of green-fingered residents was recognised as the winners of an annual gardening competition were announced. Every front garden in Higham was considered when judges, led by horticultural expert Morton Grey, toured the parish looking for the

THE hard work of green-fingered residents was recognised as the winners of an annual gardening competition were announced.

Every front garden in Higham was considered when judges, led by horticultural expert Morton Grey, toured the parish looking for the most outstanding gardens for the 25th Higham Gardens of Pleasure Competition.

First prize of a silver bowl trophy, a garden gift token and a framed certificate were Anne and Rob Miles, of Highwood Close, Higham.

Linda Carnall, clerk to Higham Parish Council, of Chilton Drive, Higham, said: "The competition has been running for a good few years and this year the people that have won haven't featured in the list of winners before so that is very pleasing. As always, the standard in Higham is very high and these gardens do give the passer-by so much pleasure."

Second prize went to Terrence and Margaret Greenshields, of Crutches Lane, Higham, and third prize went to Greta Stowers, of

St John's Road, Higham.

Shelley Ford and Andrew Ramsell, of Bull Lane, Higham, and Frederick and Dorothy Figg, of Oak Drive, Higham, were highly commended. John and Evelyn Leach, of Telegraph Hill, Higham, won best hanging basket and containers, and The Gardeners Arms, in Forge Lane, Higham, was named most colourful pubic house. The winners will be presented with their awards by chairman of Higham Parish Council, Jennifer Papadopulos, before the parish council meeting on September 14.

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