The 2020 competition is now open and will run until Sunday, 5 July. Winners will be announced in September.
This year, with social distancing restrictions in place due to the coronavirus outbreak, the competition has moved online. All residents – including expert gardeners and budding enthusiasts - are being encouraged to take part by sprucing up gardens, creating a colourful window display, or by growing gorgeous house plants. Entries will be judged remotely, with entrants sending one or two photographs of your green-fingered accomplishments to judges via firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures must total no more than 10mb and you must specifying what category you want to enter along with your name, and email address.
Gardening is known to have a positive impact on mental health and this year’s competition offers a great opportunity for residents to benefit from the therapeutic pastime at this challenging time.
This year’s categories include:
- Best front garden
- Best back garden
- Best house plant
- Best window box
- Best container garden
- Best children’s planting (14 years and under)
- Best tree pit
- Best children’s garden drawing or model (14 years and under)
Many gardening centres have now moved online and are delivering their products but why not get creative and use household items like coffee mugs and recycled materials as plant holders. You can get more inspiration via the @IslingtoninBloom Instagram page, which also shows gardening tips, fun facts and some of this year’s entries.