Rob Stringer won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.
Rob has completely transformed the communal garden space at Horsefair Flats in Pontefract from an over grown eyesore to a vibrant and beautiful area for residents and visitors to enjoy. Rob gives his time each day to work on the garden and has identified other areas he can improve. Rob suffers from mental health problems and finds that looking after this space provides an outlet to help with this while making a difference for others.
He said: “I really enjoyed the awards and it made me feel good and appreciated. The best reward is getting thanks from people living in the surrounding blocks that wake up to the garden. They have commented saying how much better the area looks and how nicer it is see the gardens out of there window. It shows that anyone can do it if you put the time in.”