Falkirk woman Karen celebrates her prize-winning garden

Sandy Casey of Walker Group (left) with Karen Weir winner of the housebuilder's gardening competition
Sandy Casey of Walker Group (left) with Karen Weir winner of the housebuilder's gardening competition

A local woman’s green fingers won her top prize in a gardening competition.

Karen Weir, from Falkirk, scooped £1000 to spend on her garden after receiving 891 votes from the public in the #myprizegarden competition organised by house-builder Walker Group, via social media.

Sandy Casey, director of Walker Group, pictured left, said: “We had some amazing entries from spaces designed for relaxing and entertaining friends to country cottage gardens.

“Karen is a very worthy winner, her garden looks terrific.

“We didn’t realise until we contacted Karen to tell her about her prize that she actually lives in a Walker Group home at our Meadowcroft development – we were too busy looking at her lovely lawn and flower beds!”

Karen said: “I am absolutely over the moon, I can’t believe I won as there were so many amazing entries.

“When I heard about the competition I thought I’d give it a go and I was thrilled to reach the final 10 but didn’t expect to go any further.

“I am very grateful to Walker Group and everyone who voted for my garden.”