For the past couple of months green fingered enthusiasts across Cheltenham have been busily sowing seeds, planting, watering, and tending imaginative horticultural creations in the hope of winning the ‘Most Attractive Property Front Thanking the NHS competition’. The competition was organised by the Cheltenham branch of Perry Bishop, one of Gloucestershire’s leading estate agencies, to thank the NHS and key workers for their tireless work during Covid. Webbs Garden Centre sponsored the competition, putting up a fantastic prize of £250 worth of vouchers to be spent at their store.
TV celebrity, horticulturalist, and author Stefan Buczacki met the winner Caroline Caine from Lypiatt Street, who entered her rainbow bath and themed front garden. She was delighted to receive a winner’s certificate, £250 worth of Webbs garden vouchers, along with a personalised and signed book from Stefan, ‘Garden Natural History’, which explores the relationship between wildlife and gardens. In true English style she then invited Stefan for tea and pastries, which he was delighted to accept:
“What a privilege it has been to be involved in the NHS Property Front Competition. Plants of course have always been important in my life, while the NHS has over the past eighteen months proved itself one of this country’s most cherished assets. With two hospital consultants in my own family, I have been close to seeing how much has been sacrificed by so many to keep us safe. It was a delight to judge the splendid entries which proved once again Cheltenham’s reputation as one of the great floral towns of England. My congratulations to all who entered.”
Perry Bishop also attended the prize giving. Gavin Wallace, Director Perry Bishop in Cheltenham:
“We were delighted to receive so many uplifting entries for the Most Attractive Property Front competition. The winner, Caroline, worked rainbow colours into her display in a very clever way. We hope that the displays have lifted spirits and hearts whilst people have been out and about in the Gloucestershire area this summer. It has felt like a very fitting tribute to thank NHS and key workers for their tireless work.”
Ensuring your property front looks the part is crucial when looking to sell your home. Do get in touch for advice on maximising your kerb appeal if you are looking to sell this autumn.