As spring approaches, with many gardeners considering what they will plant or grow in the coming weeks, residents are being asked to consider entering the annual Bromley in Bloom competition.

The council is pleased to support this year’s Bromley in Bloom competition, which is again part of Coolings in Bloom, being run by Coolings Garden Centre, which recognises the green fingered skills of residents, businesses, and communities in the borough.

This free to enter competition launches on 1 April, with the deadline for entries set as 30 June with those thinking of entering encouraged to start preparing their gardens, pots, hanging baskets, allotments or horticultural displays now.

Councillor Will Rowlands, Executive Councillor for Environment commented, “I am delighted to be supporting Bromley in Bloom this year. Gardens and green spaces make valuable contributions to making Bromley an attractive place to live, work and visit as well as supporting biodiversity. As we are London’s greenest borough, I look forward to seeing the fantastic entries that I know will come forward.”

Councillor Rowlands add, “The council is pleased to be working with residents to make improvements to our environment, such as our Treemendous Tree Planting programme and Sustainable Planting pilot. With this in mind, I would particularly like to encourage entries that recognise the fantastic work of our Friends of Parks in our public open spaces under the Community Project category.”

Ian Hazon of Coolings said, “We are pleased to be working with Bromley Council in support of Bromley in Bloom. We know first hand the passion that residents have for their gardens and now is a good time to start planning planting schemes, with details about entries following in due course.”

In addition to the Community Project Category, other categories include:

  • Best front garden
  • Best back garden
  • Best planted pot, trough or hanging basket
  • Best allotment plot
  • Best pollinator friendly garden
  • Best school garden
  • Best commercial garden or horticultural display

Judging for the competition will take place in July with winners recognised at an awards ceremony in September 2024.

Find out more about the categories and prizes in this competition.


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Published: 8th March 2024