The Federation’s site and plot competitions
Each year we run competitions for the best allotment site and best individual plot in the borough of Barnet. For the site competition, there are two categories, namely large sites and small sites. For the plot competition, societies are asked to nominate one plot per site.
Alongside the competitions we seek nominations for the Ted Green Memorial Award, which is for an outstanding community initiative by an allotment society during the previous twelve months. It is named after Ted Green who was for many the secretary of the Federation.
The 2017 competitions were held in July with judging taking place over two weekends. In the preliminary round the judging was undertaken by trained Federation volunteers. From those shortlisted in the first round the winners and runners-up were then decided by a Royal Horticultural Society judge.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up which were as follows
|First||Golders Green||Silas Kendall|
|Second||Vale Farm Western||Abdullah Rustame|
|Third||Child’s Hill||Alison Law and Judith Davidson|
|Very highly commended||Bells Hill||David Beckwith|
|Highly commended||Gordon Road||Mrs Fung Wan|
|Commended||Fursby Avenue||Kino Niccoli|
|Large sites||Small sites|
|First||Clifford Road||Brent Way|
|Second||Lawrence Street||Fursby Avenue|
|Third||Gordon Road||Nethercourt Avenue|
|Very highly commended||Rathbone||Stanhope Road|
|Highly commended||East Finchley|
The prizegiving took place on October 16 at Rathbone Allotments. Cups and certificates were presented to the winners and runners-up by the BAF chair, Kirstie Burgin. Some photograhs of the presentations may be seen by clicking here.
The organiser’s report on the competitions may be found by clicking here.
The full results together with the detailed scores may be found by clicking these links
Some photographs taken by the judges of the winning plots and sites may be seen by clicking these links