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Youngsters share joy of gardening at Hillingdon autumn show
PLENTY of enthusiasm from young gardeners was evident at the Hillingdon in Bloom autumn show and fruit and vegetable competition.
The show, held at Uxbridge Civic Centre, is to showcase gardening talent across the borough, with 93 entrants this year.
One group of young people who have experienced first hand the positive impact gardening can have on livesf are the 6th Northwood Brownies, who had a clean sweep in the ornamental seed garden category, winning the top three places.
Leaders Alison Vaughan and Nicola Setterfield try to interest their brownies in where their food comes from. As well as the ornamental seed trays, the girls have been learning how to grow cress.
“We also teach them about unusual fruits and encourage them to try some,”
Pride in the borough was the order of the day, as the winners of Hillingdon Council’s Summer Snaps competition were also announced.
People sent in photos of their favourite areas, from Northwood Recreation Ground as far south as Cranford Park.
First place was awarded to Piotrek Lipa, for the image Boat Live By Night, while 14-year-old Katherine Sephton won the under-16s category for her image of Ruislip Lido.
The top 10 photos have been uploaded to the council’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Borough-of-Hillingdon/312443478074