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Coronation Challenge Cup – Annual Gardening Competition

The Copmanthorpe Coronation Challenge Cup

  • The history of the gardening competition dates back to 1937 in the reign of King George VI.
  • A gardening competition was held for the following 32 years for the Coronation Challenge Cup
  • The Cup vanished for 34 years after that but was found in 2001 and the competition was reintroduced to the village
  • The number of entries received, from both adults and children, has grown steadily over the years and is a source of healthy competition between the village’s many keen gardeners
  • Winners are usually announced, and the Cup presented, during the Copmanthorpe Horticultural Show but this year the winners were announced and the prizes awarded at the August Parish Council meeting.
  • The 2021 Winners are:
    • Best Allotment, Stephen Appleby
    • Best Front Garden, Alisa Ord
    • Best Plants Person, Heather Richardson and Philip Harrison
    • Best Back Garden: Alyson Ellershaw
    • Best Overall and this year’s Winners of the Cup: Kathy and Martin Pickard
Kathy and Martin Pickard
2021 Overall Winners
2021 Gardening Competition Winners
2021 Competition Category Winners