Published: Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Green fingered residents have been showing off their talents and giving the judges a tough job in this year's Greenwich in Bloom.

The competition rewards residents whose beautiful gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets bring colour to the borough.

The Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Christine May and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mick Hayes, attended the presentation ceremony on 21 September, where the competition sponsor, Coolings Garden Centre gave a talk.

Greenwich finds success at London in Bloom awards

Royal Greenwich also celebrated success in the annual London in Bloom competition, picking up two silver gilt awards. One in the city category and the other in the large park category for Well Hall Pleasaunce.

Creating a more pleasant place for us to live

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and the Third Sector said: "Congratulations to all the award winners and participants in this year's Greenwich in Bloom. It's very encouraging to see residents taking such pride in their gardens, working tirelessly to create a greener, more pleasant place for us to live.

"I hope the beautiful entries we've seen this summer encourage even more residents to dazzle us with their displays in next year's competition."

Greenwich in Bloom 2018 winner best front garden

Winner of the best front garden award

Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald, Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Public Realm and Transport Sector said: "I would like to offer many congratulations to all of the award winners and participants in this year's Greenwich in Bloom competition. We had over 60 impressive entries across all categories, and I look forward to seeing an even bigger and better contest next year."

Greenwich in bloom 2018 best containers winner

Winner of the best containers award

Greenwich in Bloom award winners

Winners group photo at awards ceremony

Winners group photo at the award ceremony on Friday 21 September

The winners of the 2018 Greenwich in Bloom competition are:

Best Front Garden

  • 1st - Patricia Hills
  • 2nd - Pauline Barnes
  • 3rd - Anthony Maslin

Best Back Garden

  • 1st - Stephanie Barker
  • 2nd - Susan Taylor
  • 3rd - Brenda Rawson

Best Communal Garden

  • 1st - Bostall Community Garden
  • 2nd - St Paul's Close Community Garden
  • 3rd - Russell Close Community Garden

Best Hanging Baskets, Boxes and Pots

  • 1st - Virginija Verbaitiene
  • 2nd - Andy Millns
  • 3rd - Lesley Bedford

Best Commercial Garden or Containers

  • 1st - New Eltham Business Association

Find out how you can enter next year's competition