Front garden

Published: Wednesday, 15th May 2024

We're thrilled to announce the return of our Greenwich in Bloom competition, showcasing the borough’s most beautiful gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets.

Sponsored by Thompson’s Garden Centre in Welling, the annual competition is now open for entries from enthusiastic, green-fingered residents.  

Council spokesperson, said: "This year there are two new exciting categories; balconies and allotment plots making it the competition more accessible for gardens of all sizes. This fantastic competition helps bring our community together through a shared love of gardening, keeping our neighbourhoods vibrant and colourful. It's a great way to celebrate the beauty and creativity of gardens across the borough."  

Categories for Greenwich in Bloom: 

  • Category one: Front garden  
  • Category two: Back garden  
  • Category three: Containers (including hanging baskets, window boxes and pots)  
  • Category four: Communal garden  
  • Category five: Allotment plots 
  • Category six: Balconies 
  • Category seven: Junior gardener (entrants must be under 18) 

This year, category winners will receive some fantastic prizes. First place receives £60, second place £40, and third place £20 in Thompson’s Garden Centre vouchers. 

Nurturing young green thumbs  

All junior entries will be given a certificate and a seed packet to keep their gardening passion growing. Junior category winners will also receive Thompson’s Garden Centre vouchers - £20 for first and second place, and £5 for third. 

The competition is open to all gardens across the borough, big or small. Whether you have a charming hanging basket on your balcony or a flourishing communal garden, we want to see it.  Submit your best photos through our online entry form at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greenwich-in-bloom by Friday 28 June.