Launceston family garden wins Best Kept Garden Award


Dean Kerslake, Paulina Jenczelewska presented with award and vouchers by Launceston in Bloom chair, John Ellison (Image: Barratt Homes)

A Launceston family’s garden has won the new Best Kept Garden Award from local housebuilder Barratt Homes.

Dean Kerslake and Paulina Jenczelewska created the winning garden, with help from Dean’s daughter Jemima, aged six, who has created her very own fairy garden complete with swings and toadstools for the fairy residents.

Elsewhere in the garden, Dean and Paulina created a vegetable and herb patch.
The couple said they grew their love of gardening during the lockdown of 2020.

Dean and Paulina now plan to do more work on their garden with their winnings of £250 of vouchers for local independent garden centre Homeleigh Garden Centre in Launceston, Cornwall.

The competition and prize was set up by Barratt Homes Exeter to find the best garden in its new community of Chapel Gate, just outside Launceston.

Dean said: “We’re all really chuffed and can’t wait to buy some new plants to have on the patio or to buy something for our front garden, as those are our next outdoor projects.”

The prize was presented to the family by Launceston in Bloom chair, John Ellison. Earlier this year Barratt Homes donated £1,000 to Launceston in Bloom, enabling the event to return to the picturesque town this year.

John said: “It’s an honour to present this award to Paulina and Dean for their garden, and of course to Jemima for the fairy garden that she’s created. To see a young family interested in gardening and nature is fantastic, and it’s great to see them take pride in their home and garden in our community of Launceston.”

Nicki Reid, sales director at Barratt Homes in Cornwall said: “We are proud to continue our support of Launceston, its businesses and the community that we’re building in with our homes at Chapel Gate.”

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