We recently announced that the Hill family from Audenshaw in Greater Manchester had claimed the top prize in our Britain’s Best Allotment competition, with a plot that simply blew us away.
The family grew everything from your standard strawberries and peas, to far more ambitious crops like cucamelons and red gooseberries, and made their plot child - as well as wildlife - friendly, meaning that they were truly deserving of the top prize.
We visited the plot on Friday the 4th of September to personally extend our congratulations to the Hills’, as well as to hand them a thousand pounds worth of gardening vouchers.
This wasn’t all, though, as having won the competition, the Hills were entitled to a full site clear up, both for themselves and their allotment neighbours, all courtesy of HIPPO. Here our team are getting stuck in to the task.
Allotments are all about supporting community spirit, so we thought, what better way to support this than doing something that will give a hand to the whole allotmenting community around where the Hills have set their roots?
HIPPO created Britain’s Best Allotment in association with the National Allotment Society and National Allotments Week, in order to support the values of self-sufficiency, environmental friendliness and community spirit which allotments represent; not to mention their benefits to people’s wellbeing more generally.
The competition has been a great success, and has shown what a thriving and diverse allotmenting scene there is in the UK. Once again, we’d like to thank and congratulate everyone who entered the competition, and especially the Hill family for coming out on top.