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Islington In Bloom

Islington In Bloom is your local horticultural competition run by Islington Gardeners and Islington Council.

The 2021 competition is now closed (the deadline for entries was Sunday, 4 July). Winners will be announced in September.

With social distancing restrictions in place submissions for the gardening competition were online again this year. All residents – including expert gardeners and new budding enthusiasts - were encouraged to take part by sprucing up gardens, creating a colourful window display, or by growing gorgeous house plants.

Entries will be judged remotely - entrants sent photographs of their green-fingered accomplishments to the judges by emailing

Gardening is known to have a positive impact on mental health and this year’s competition offered a great opportunity for residents to benefit at such a challenging time.

This year’s categories are:

  • Best Back Garden

  • Best Front Garden

  • Best Container Garden

  • Best Children’s Planting – (14 years and under)

  • Best Window Box

  • Best House Plant

  • Best Edible Garden – new category

  • Best Community Garden

  • Best Tree Pit 

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Islington in Bloom would not be possible without the competition’s sponsors, including Islington Gardeners, The Islington SocietyBilly Davis Funfairs, Partners for Improvement, The Angel Association, NSL, and Camden Garden Centre.

All entrants to Islington in Bloom will receive a voucher for a free bag of compost from Camden Garden Centre.

For enquiries, email

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