Gardening competition winners revealed

Winners of the Fairy Gardening competition at Brechin Castle Garden Centre have been selected from a spectacular array of entries, bringing fairy magic and good luck throughout Angus.

Fairy Gardening is gardening in miniature, complete with tiny living plants and luxuries which attract passing fairies including houses, furniture, pets and even mood lighting. The design and components of each fairy garden are limited only by imagination with entrants using their creative skills to provide tiny spaces, tended with love where fairy magic can occur.

Brechin Castle Garden Centre’s managing director, Yvonne Ritchie, said: “It is fantastic to see such imaginative designs. Fairy gardening is perfect for all ages creating a pastime which generations of loved ones can share.

“This fun hobby nurtures artistic talents and develops knowledge of gardening while less able-bodied gardeners can enjoy tending a special place without such physically demanding work. Fairy gardening is hugely popular in the US and we are delighted to see that fairy magic spreading into Angus.”

Judges selected winning entries for the most creative designs with Lucy Johnstone (11) named Children’s winner and Ann Pollock named Grandparent’s winner. Both received £30 vouchers for the Centre. Ann added: “Fairy gardening is a great way to spend time with your grandchildren which in itself is truly magical.”

Runners-up Leah Henderson (4), Rhiannon Crockatt (9) and Georgie Newman (6) were awarded £10 vouchers and all entrants received certificates of merit.