A resident from Biggin Hill has been shortlisted for a gardening award. Iris Dean, who lives at Anchor’s Tudor Court in Main Road, was nominated by Michelle Smith, Estate Manager, for her hard work in the communal gardens.

Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Iris Dean, who has lived at Tudor Court for 20 years, is thrilled to be shortlisted for the Green Fingered Customer Award. She said: “I am very happy to be nominated. I have maintained the flower bed for many years. It’s really no big deal, I have enjoyed doing it and watching it change over the years.”

Michelle Smith, who appreciates Iris’ work in the gardens, said: “Iris is blind but every week she tends to the flower bed at the main entrance. She uses her touch and smell to plant flowers. The box always looks beautiful!”

A customer panel have come together to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in January 2017.

For more information on Tudor Court please call 0800 731 2020 or visit Tudor Court's webpage.

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