Blooming Cupar street is named the best in Scotland

Mary Law in Hogarth Drive
Mary Law in Hogarth Drive

The green-fingered efforts of residents in a colourful estate in Cupar have won the Scottish section of a national horticultural ‘best street’ competition.

Hogarth Drive has scooped the regional prize in Cultivation Street, a nationwide contest run by David Domoney and the Sunday People, supported by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA).

The winning entry features four private, very different gardens, which make good use of their sloping ground.

The first house has an interesting variety of shrubs, both flowering and variegated, while the second property features an immaculately trimmed topiary hedge, beautiful lawn, and is well known for its potted begonias and hanging baskets.

Next door, the house has striking alpines and other rockery plants displayed in a curving pattern, while the neighbouring property showcases impressive trees and foliage.

The street was nominated by Cupar in Bloom chairman, Mary Law, who said this week: “While accompanying Beautiful Scotland and Beautiful Fife judges round the town, I was always aware of the interesting work the residents of this street have in gardening and horticulture.

“The open landscape also allows them to show off the gardens to good effect.

“I am delighted that Hogarth Drive has been named as Scotland’s best street.”

Cupar’s prize is £500 worth of National Garden gift vouchers.

The Horticultural Trades Association , founded in 1899, is the body for the UK garden industry.

Its key roles include providing advice-based services, briefings, conferences and training.