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.
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.