In Bloom

Nice initiative from Lewisham Council (although would be great to see a guerrilla gardener category) which says:

We are inviting budding gardeners to take part in this year's Lewisham in Bloom competition. The event encourages people to take part in making the borough a brighter and more attractive place by showing off their horticultural skills and know-how.

Schools, churches, restaurants, pubs, hotels, and businesses are all encouraged to take part. Friends, relatives or neighbours can also nominate a garden or display that they feel deserves recognition.

Entry into the competition is free and categories range from window boxes and balconies to front gardens and communal spaces.

The closing date for all entries this year is 29 June and judging takes place in July. The winners will be announced in the autumn. Entry forms are available online at www.lewisham.gov.uk/inbloom

First prize is £150, second prize is £100 and third prize in £75.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloomin marvellous!

Anonymous said...

There are rather less people willing to show off their horticultural skills after the recent busybody raids on Upper Brockley Road, sadly :-(

Tamsin said...

There's also an invitation for prize winners to a presentation event in the Town Hall - good for networking with other garden oriented people. The Sandbourne Road Community Garden got a Certificate of Merit last year.

Faux Berry said...

"busybody raids"??

Brockley Nick said...

He means the police. On drug dealers.

Anonymous said...

How are you - I'm a lady!

green fingers said...

Is there still a competition with the Summer Fayre for gardens in bloom, big money prizes here in this one. Good luck to all you gardeners of the regular variety.

D said...

"busybody raids" - bloody police sticking their noses in and preventing crimes.

I like the idea of In Bloom, though I'm not sure how well that sits with the hosepipe ban?

green fingers said...

back to the old-fashioned methods - watering cans

Ed (CPZ) said...

BXAG for best community garden despite the fact I've not seen any of the competition.

Ed (CPZ) said...

BXAG for best community garden despite the fact I've not seen any of the competition.

Anonymous said...

Are they going to get rid of the dead Christmas tree anytime soon?

Osh said...

It's still alive isn't it?

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