Competition to highlight beautiful blooms

Green fingered residents of Sutton Coldfield are invited to share their floral delights as the Garden Competition is launched.

The Town Council is organising the Competition to support the first Sutton Coldfield In Bloom entry. Organisers are looking for  homes / residential properties with beautiful, front gardens and hanging baskets as well as  restaurants, pubs and businesses that put on a fantastic/stunning floral show. They want to hear from novice gardeners as well as those with years of experience!

The Competition is sponsored by Hall’s Garden Centre and categories are as follows:

  • Best front garden (residential properties)
  • Best hanging basket (residential front garden
  • Best Pub, Hotel, Restaurant frontage
  • Best retail / commercial frontage
  • Best school garden
  • Best young gardener (4-16 years old)
  • Community involvement projects
  • Best Wildlife / Eco garden

And

Champion of Champions Award- overall winner

Runners up and winners in each category will win vouchers to spend at Halls.

Town Clerk Olive O’Sullivan said “We’re looking for Sutton Coldfield’s green fingered residents and environmental champions to enter and show us what they’ve done to brighten up our town. We’re hoping to find the most beautiful gardens, hanging baskets and floral displays across the town. And if your favourite pub, restaurant or shop has impressed you with its displays why not enter them?

“The judging route has been fixed for this year, so this year’s winning entries won’t necessarily feature in our entry in Bloom, but we will be including them in our Portfolio which we present to the judges.”

David Coton of Hall’s Garden Centre commented: “We are very happy to be sponsoring the first Sutton Coldfield in Bloom garden competition. It’s a great initiative to recognise those people who take care and pride in their local environment.  All it takes is to put out a bright planter or hang a colourful hanging basket at your house, school or business to make all the difference, which in turn will encourage someone else to do the same.

“I’m looking forward to finding out what hidden gems we have in our Town.  We will certainly be willing to help spread the message and get as involved as we can.”

The competition is free to enter and you can apply online, or pick up an entry form at Hall’s Garden Centre, at the Town Hall  or in your local library. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2018.  Preliminary judging will take place in July.

All finalists will be invited to a presentation ceremony with the Mayor and sponsors Hall’s Garden Centre in September.

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