David Carroway and Rebecca Alpe were blooming lucky when their names were picked out of a free prize draw that took place at the Rushmoor in Bloom presentation evening for all entrants of the 2001 competition.

Badshot Lea Garden Centre, which sponsors the competition and donated garden vouchers for the draw, invited the pair along to receive their prizes.

David, from Farnborough, won £150 worth of vouchers, while second prize went to Rebecca, from Aldershot, with £50. Wings Cottage restaurant received £25.

Gary Davies, manager of Badshot Lea Garden Centre, said: "We are happy to be involved with the Rushmoor in Bloom campaign and delighted to be presenting vouchers to David and Rebecca, who are both keen gardeners.

"It just goes to show that you don't need to be a winner in Rushmoor in Bloom to take the prize."