Belfast Telegraph

Local man gets green award

By Brénna Walsh

An east Belfast man has received a special acknowledgement for his lifetime commitment to environmental issues.

Ted Brown received the accolade as part of the SuperValu Best Kept Awards, organised by the NI Amenity Council and sponsored by the retail group SuperValu.

With a long history of looking after the environment, Mr Brown is the former president of the Cregagh Gardening Society, established in 1951, and has worked at the National Trust’s Mount Stewart property on the Ards Peninsula.

The local man is also a well known horticultural show judge and is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on gardening and environmental topics.

He has been a board member of the NI Amenity Council since its

constitution in 1986 and also a past chairman.

And Mr Brown was also a key player in the Central Gardens Association for Northern Ireland, which established the Best Kept Village competition — the forerunner of the modern Best Kept Awards — which recognise entrants for their environmental excellence.

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