Proud winners of the Hope and Happiness picture competition run by Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society have been announced.

The competition has helped relieve the disappointment caused by the cancellation of the society's 115th Royal Windsor Summer Show in July because of lockdown.

Instead the society teamed with Berkeley Homes who sponsored a competition that saw 2,000 packets of Soleil sunflower seeds donated to developments at Taplow Riverside, Woodhurst Park near Bracknell and Brompton Gardens in Winkfield Row.

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Residents were invited to send pictures of the results they achieved - and these were judged by chairman of the RWRHS Andrew Try, vice-chairman famous designer David Emanuel and Lady Nicola Perowne the wife of Windsor Castle's governor.

Today Tamsin Westhorpe has been announced as winner of the first prize for her image of a bee on her homegrown sunflower, while Jane Eales and Jessica Thompson took second and third prize.

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Andrew Try said: “We were overwhelmed by the standard of entries to the competition – and congratulations to the well-deserved winners.

"Although The Royal Windsor Summer Show couldn’t go ahead this year, we are so pleased that we, together with Berkeley Homes, have been able to bring the community together through a shared love of gardening and the great outdoors.”