Above: Best Enclosed Front Garden 2010
An occasional event, encouraging neighbours and business to take a pride in the village and setting the tone for the biennial Open Gardens weekend. Every house and business in Eynsham was inspected in June 2011 - view full results.
All gardens and house fronts are assessed, however large or small, so long as the judge can see the garden without having to open a gate or door. The various categories follow:
The slideshow now includes random images for 2011, as well as the winners for 2010 and a sample from the weeks leading up to the 2009 awards. As ever, the judges' selection may differ.
Best House Front 2010: Renee and Kerry Fisher
Best Open Plan Front Garden 2010: Grenville and Carol Davies
Best Enclosed Front Garden 2009: Imgard & Alan Smith. The second was 2 Thornbury Road: Ken & Lynda Webb.
Best Open Plan Front Garden was 34 Dovehouse Close: Monica & Roy Allen. The second was 7 Dovehouse Close: Sarah & Mick Green. Best House Front was 43 Newland Street: Sarah Jones & Julian Robbins. The second was 39 Newland Street: Gillian Jones. Best Business Front was Beech Court Nursing Home, Newland Street; 2nd The Red Lion in Market Square.
Adrian Moyes surveys his garden: on view all year round and remarkably private thanks to careful planting at strategic points.