Port Sunlight Garden Competition Winners 2021

Port Sunlight Garden Competition returns for an outstanding year of horticultural displays.

Port Sunlight is well known for its outstanding beauty, with its manicured lawns, rose gardens and carefully curated floral displays, creating an eye catching yet tranquil environment for visitors and residents to enjoy. In addition to this, we recognise the contribution that the community makes to the overall vista, adorning their homes with outstanding floral displays for all to see and admire. Over the last year we’ve seen how gardening has become a lifeline to some, supporting wellbeing and our mental health. We’ve seen people coming together, swapping plants, helping neighbours with their gardens and discovering a new found interest for growing fruit and veg. It’s no wonder that this year it was incredibly difficult for our guest judge and PSVT landscape employee Viki Smith to pick the winners, hence the addition of two highly commended awards for each category.

This year judging took place over the last week of July and the first week of August, with awards presented to the winners during September, unfortunately we were unable to hold the annual awards ceremony ‘Blow your own Trumpet’ this year, but we surprised the winners on their doorsteps.  Special thanks to Port Sunlight Garden Centre for their continued support and generosity, by donating the prizes and enabling us to continue this village wide community event.

Here’s a full list of this year’s winners.

Best overall Display

1st   Vicci Thompson and Anne Darby , Greendale Road.

2nd  Jeanette Ruddock and Adrian Rickards, Riverside.

Highly commended –  Mrs Tipping, The Causeway

Highly commended – Harry and Sonia Koffman, Lower Road.


Best Front Boarder or container

1st   Lana Garnett, The Causeway.

2nd  Peter James,  Darcy Court.

Highly commended      John Dorward, Wood Street.

Highly commended        Diane Brown, Windy Bank.


Best Community Garden

1st   Church Drive Primary School

2nd   Hesketh Hall

Highly commended    Darcy court

Highly commended    Lancaster close


Best Allotment

1st – Margaret Eastman and Barbara Connolly.

2nd – Chris Sisson and Emma Davis.

Highly commended- Diane Ward.

Highly commended –  Helen and Angie Parkinson.


Best hanging basket

1st Stephen and Jill Moran, Brook Street.

2nd Mr Lane, New Chester Road.

Highly commended     Alexandra Rendell, Queen Mary’s Drive.

Highly commended     Kate Burrows, Brook Street.


Well done to all, we look forward to seeing who will win next year.