Published: Monday, 30th May 2022
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is back, searching for the best blooming garden in the borough.
On Tuesday 31 May, nominations will open for the annual return of Greenwich in Bloom, giving residents of Royal Greenwich a chance to show off their planting skills.
Entrants don’t need to have a garden to enter - there’s a category for hanging baskets, window boxes or pots - they just need to be passionate about planting! The categories for this year’s competition are:
- Front garden
- Back garden
- Containers (including hanging baskets, window boxes or pots)
- Communal garden
- Junior gardener (Entrants must be under 18)
The competition, sponsored by Thompson’s Plant & Garden Centres, is open from Tuesday 31 May and ends 5pm on Tuesday 12 July. The entries will be assessed by independent judges who are the Mayor, Cllr Leo Fletcher and Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities, Cllr Adel Khaireh. Dust off your photography skills as this year, judges will not be visiting the gardens in person and will judge on photos alone.
Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities said: “What a fantastic way to kick off my second term as Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Equalities. It was so great to see all the entries last time around, and I can’t wait to be on the judging panel again this year.”
The children’s category is to showcase the talents of our younger residents and there’s even a £60 voucher for the winner! Every child that enters will get a packet of seeds to plant and the Junior gardeners who receive 2nd and 3rd place will also receive a voucher. Prizes in the other four categories will be £60 for first place, £40 for second and £20 for third in vouchers for Thompson’s Plant & Garden Centres.
Whether it’s your window box, front garden or hanging basket, this is your chance to show off your skills.