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Last chance to enter annual Hillingdon in Bloom competition!

News release: 5/6/18 - Hillingdon in Bloom is a free gardening competition open to all residents, schools and businesses in the borough, and Hillingdon Council is encouraging people to enter before Saturday 30 June.

News release: 05 June 2018

Once all applications have been submitted, horticultural experts from the council will visit every entry throughout the summer to judge the winners for each category.   In Bloom 2018

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services said: "We would love more residents to get out into the garden and enter our gardening and growing competitions. Whether you have a small front garden or your school is working on a large gardening project, we want each and every resident to join in the fun - and get growing for Hillingdon!"

The winners will be announced at the Autumn Show on Saturday 15 September at the Great Barn, Ruislip. There are prizes for each category.

  • Hillingdon in Bloom categories
  • Best first time entrant
  • Best window box - boxes must be on, or attached to, the house window sill and not a free standing container
  • Best hanging basket
  • Best balcony - best display on an open fronted balcony
  • Best bloomin' business
  • Best school project/display - planted out and showing evidence of being cared for by the children
  • Greening Grey Britain for wildlife 
  • Best community project (residential street) - group entry to include a minimum of four adjacent properties working together to create an overall garden display 
  • Best display (includes novelty display) - for an exhibit within a garden that incorporates temporary planting and/or garden ornaments and structures
  • Roome Cup - awarded to the garden that is judged to be making the greatest contribution to wildlife conservation
  • Best residential garden - this can include a rear garden only if it is clearly visible to the passing public
  • New for this year - best tree pit garden: brighten up your street or road through the addition of planting around the base of a tree. Please note: it is important that no damage is caused to the tree in the process and the planting does not encroach onto the footpath.  

For more information visit: Hillingdon in Bloom


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