Do you love gardening big thyme? Aylesbury Town Council have a competition where you won’t need to herb your enthusiasm.
The Aylesbury in Bloom Garden Competition returns for 2022 and seeks gardeners of all abilities to put their best green fingers forward to showcase their gardening greatness.
Judges are rooting for residents, organisations, businesses and schools within the Parish of Aylesbury to start planning their plots and gardens in preparation for the upcoming warmer months.
Lettuce tell you about this year’s categories – there are several categories participants can enter for free:
For residents – Best Front Garden, Best Back Garden, Best Container Garden/Hanging Baskets, Best Wildlife/Nature Garden, Best Edible Garden.
Young gardeners aged 4 to 16 years can enter any of these residents’ categories.
For schools – Best Recreational/Learning Garden, Best Garden in a Pot, Best Wildlife Garden, Best Edible Garden
For businesses and organisations (inc. streets and community projects) – Best Communal Garden, Best Edible Communal Garden
All entrants will be awarded with a certificate or a bronze, silver, silver gilt or gold award. The judges will also give commendations as well as the Rose Bowl award to best overall garden in the residents’ class, the Mayor’s Cup to the overall winner of the best communal garden in organisations and businesses class and the Spade award will be given to the best overall winner in the schools’ class.
An award presentation night for residents and business/organisations categories will take place on Thursday 15 September 2022. The awards for the Schools categories will be announced on Thursday 7 July 2022.
This fun and friendly competition, supported by Michael Anthony Estate Agents, is for gardeners of all ages and abilities and is free to enter. Applications must be completed by Friday 10 June.
To enter over the phone, or if you would like an application form and other information posted or emailed to you, call 01296 425678.