JPers win garden contest

Five Jamaica Plain residents scored wins—including two first places—in this year’s Garden Contest sponsored by Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, it was announced this week.

Myrna Balk of Chilcott Place tied for first place in the Large Yard Garden category, and Robert Fettig of Goldsmith Street won first place in the Shade Garden category.

Doris Burford of Hall Street was second place in the Vegetable or Herb Garden category. Theresa Pope of Wenham Street was second place in the Large Yard Garden category. And Susan Prainger and the Granada Park Garden tied for third place in the Community Garden category.

First-place winners will receive a “Golden Trowel” award and prize package from Menino at an Aug. 13 ceremony in the Public Garden downtown.

From press materials.

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