Workers take part in garden challenge for gnome at Gosport naval base

Winning team Fuchia Dev got a giant garden gnome

Winning team Fuchia Dev got a giant garden gnome

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ENTHUSIASTIC personnel at HMS Sultan, in Gosport, have been putting their skills to the test, through a number of environmentally themed challenge.

Teams from across the Defence Business Service took on the challenge of coming up with creative flower displays to fill concrete flower beds with a budget of just £10.

Glenn Chatwood, Sultan’s environment and energy manager, had the difficult task of judging and the top prize was a giant garden gnome.

Glenn said: ‘It was a real privilege for me to be asked to come along and judge all of the different entries.

‘You could see the attention to detail of each group and picking a winner was a real challenge.’

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