Gardener finds her own piece of heaven

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THE city’s overall Garden of the Year winner has described her garden as a little piece of heaven.

Kerry Lee Lintot won, not only the Best Large Garden category but also the Best Overall Winner and Best Newcomer category for the back garden of her Shenley Church End home.

Milton Keynes Garden of the year winners at Frosts garden centre

Milton Keynes Garden of the year winners at Frosts garden centre

Kerry has been cultivating her award-winning garden for four years, spending around £6,000 creating a garden which is decorated with four summer houses and plenty of colour.

Kerry said: “The garden was flat four years ago but we have worked tirelessly on it. I would say I actually sit and enjoy it about three or four days a year because I always see something I want to change or work on.”

The judges stated the garden was “stunning” and “full of herbaceous plants, flowering shrubs, ferns and bedding plants, many of which are grown from seed and cuttings.”

Next year the garden will be open to the public on July 1 and July 8 with money raised going to charities including Macmillan Cancer Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Willen Hospice.

Kerry said: “Being in the garden makes me feel peaceful and I like nothing more than sitting down with other garden enthusiasts and talking to them about gardening.”

The Garden of the Year competition is sponsored by Frosts Garden Centre and Milton Keynes Council.

> For details of the winners and video of Kerry’s stunning garden visit our website at www.miltonkeynes.co.uk.