The Royal Town’s gardeners are being encouraged to get their entry forms in for the town garden competition supporting Sutton Coldfield In Bloom.
With just a week to go before the closing date, the Town Council has already received a flood of entries to the competition, which is sponsored by Halls Garden Centre.
The competition categories are:
Best front garden;
Best hanging basket (in front garden only);
Best Pub, Hotel, Restaurant frontage;
Best Retail / Commercial frontage;
Best school garden;
Best young gardener;
Prize for community involvement;
Best Wildlife / Eco garden; and
Champion of Champions Award – overall winner
Winners and runners up in each category will win vouchers to spend at Halls Garden Centre.
Cllr Terry Wood, Chairman of the Sutton Coldfield in Bloom Working Group said:
“The recent sunshine and showers means all our gardens are blooming. We’d love gardeners across the town to share their beautiful front gardens and hanging baskets or nominate a local pub or shop. Whether you are an experienced gardener or have discovered the joys of gardening more recently, do enter and show us your fantastic floral displays.”
The competition is free to enter and entries can be made online at www.suttoncoldfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk/bloom. Entry forms are also available at Halls Garden Centre, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall or 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 Halls Garden Centre in September.