Winners of Galway city garden competition announced

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Photo: Michael Duffy from Circular Road, Galway City who was the Garden Competitions overall winner.

The annual Galway City Tidy Towns Garden Competition results have been announced, with Michael Duffy from Circular Road being crowned the overall front garden winner.

Gráinne Burke took home the prize for the best floral display, while Grattan Park Residents Association was awarded Best Residential Area (50-200 houses).

Highfield Park Residents Association was recognised as the Best Residential Area with 200 houses or more, and Oaklands Residents Association was awarded the Best Residential Area with under 50 houses.

Cuan na Gaillimhe, Steiner scooped the overall prize in the schools category and St Patrick’s National School, Lombard Street, won the best floral display.

The competition is organised by Galway City Council on an annual basis to recognise the efforts of residents, commercial organisations and public buildings to maintain and enhance the appearance of their gardens, estates, and public areas and add biodiversity to the city.

This year there have been some changes to previous years with the Residential areas category now being a larger focus of the competition.

Residents Associations in each of the three sections took home a prize fund of €300 – an increase of €200.

Tiarnan McCusker, Environmental Awareness Officer, Galway City Council, said: “The Competition has been going strong since 1961 and although still proving popular, we felt there could be some changes to create an even stronger competition in the years ahead. Well done to all the 2022 entrants.”

All winners have been notified and will be presented with their prizes at an awards ceremony in November 2022.