Gardening for Greenwich in Bloom

Published Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The ever-popular Greenwich in Bloom competition returns this year with five exciting categories in which green-fingered residents can enter their gardens and show local pride in their environment.

Delivered in partnership with sponsor Coolings Garden Centre, the Greenwich in Bloom competition provides a great opportunity for amateur gardeners to showcase their skills.

The competition continues to help keep the Green in Greenwich, and highlights the Royal Borough's continuing commitment to improving the environment for the benefit of local people.

There are five categories to enter this year, all of which will be assessed by judges:

  • Front garden
  • Back garden
  • Communal garden
  • Hanging baskets, window boxes or pots
  • Commercial garden or containers (for any pub, restaurant, shop or other business enterprise).

Greenwich in Bloom is free to enter with categories ranging from individual pots to entire gardens.

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "This is a great opportunity for residents to put their gardening skills to the test in what always proves to be a fun and enjoyable competition. Greenwich in Bloom has gone from strength to strength year after year and I look forward to seeing the great selection of entries."

Category winners will be awarded trophies and Coolings Garden Centre vouchers which may be used in store or on the Coolings website, plus all entrants will receive a free £5 voucher (only one £5 voucher is given per household).

The closing date for entries was Friday 23 June 2017.


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Notes to Editors:

Competition rules

The competition is only open to residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The competition is open to amateurs only. Employees and Members of the Royal Borough of Greenwich are not eligible to enter the competition.

Judging will take place during the first two weeks of July, followed by an awards ceremony for prize winners later in the year. If your entry requires access to be granted, please note this where highlighted on the entry form and we will contact you to arrange a day for viewing.

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