Dartmouth Green Partnerships has won Gold in the RHS Pennant award and a cup for the best entry in that class. DGP has also won the West Country TV Cup for an Outstanding Specific Project – the recently completed Dartmouth Community Greenhouse.
DGP Chairman, Stevie Rogers said: “We are delighted to win these awards which recognise the efforts of our volunteers, the quality of our planting and our wonderful new greenhouse.” The judges said: “The greenhouse makes a stunning feature in the community garden. It will further extend the capabilities of the group, enabling propagation as well as providing a teaching resource.”
The judges commented on the range of unusual and exotic plants which are well suited to harsh and hostile environments such as the Anchor Bed on a traffic island, and they noted the importance of the planting at the entrance to Dartmouth at the top of the hill.
The newly planted Manor Gardens in South Town had been transformed“from an unloved dog’s toilet to a charming garden for which DGP had raided the sweetshop of exotic plants”.
The judges commended the combination of sustainable planting, use of tradition bedding plants and specialist displays, noting the success of the ‘Crown Jewels’ theme.