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First place for FirstPort retirement development in Hungerford gardening competition

A FirstPort retirement development has secured first place in this year’s Hungerford in Bloom gardening competition.  

Crown Mews in Hungerford, Berkshire, was awarded first place for one of the commercial categories.  

Hungerford in Bloom is an annual competition set up by Hungerford Town Council to celebrate impressive gardens across the Berkshire town.  

Crown Mews’ gardens, which features a large Magnolia Tree that blossoms in the spring months, were visited by judges from the Council in July and received the award at a presentation evening in early September.  

FirstPort Development Manager Yvonne Gillies, who entered the development into the competition, said:

“We are so pleased to have come first in our category. The residents thoroughly enjoy our beautiful gardens and it’s lovely that we can show them off to those in the local area.”

Yvonne says she decided to enter the competition for the first time earlier this year, adding:

“I thought it sounded like a great community event to get involved in. The fact that we came first place in our category is just brilliant.” 

The town’s Mayor will present the award at a coffee morning later in the month.