Yates Court Wins Gardening Award

3rd October 2011

Residents from Yates Court in Evesham have won a local gardening award.


Members of the scheme's Gardening Club, led by captain Lorraine Langston, attended the Wychavon in Bloom awards evening at Evesham Town Hall and were announced as the overall winners in the Sheltered Schemes/Care Homes category.

Resident Harry Kent, who was at the ceremony, recently created his own garden out of some spare land near his apartment. Harry, who is 91, said that he had met the Mayor recently, who congratulated him on his work.

Scheme Manager Heather Yapp said she was proud of the hard-working Gardening Club.

"Many congratulations and thanks to all of them for their dedication, enthusiasm and continued hard work," she added. "This year's competition was a very hotly contested event with many wonderful entries and Yates Court were thrilled."

Picture: Harry Kent, Garden Captain Lorraine Langston, volunteer Linda Heal, Margaret Johnstone, Barbara Blower and Irene Taylor.