Get Ready For Blossoming Success

Entries open for Merton in Bloom 2012

Merton residents are being called on to grab their gardening gloves to show off their blossoming successes in the annual Merton in Bloom competition.

Residents can apply for a place in the competition by completing an entry form available at local libraries, Merton's Civic Centre or at:

All entries must be submitted by June 22, and the awards will take place from late October onwards.

Merton in Bloom forms part of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom, and inspires local businesses, community groups and residents to keep their boroughs green and flourishing.

People within the borough can enter categories of best hanging basket, balcony, school wildlife garden, commercial premises, community garden and best blooming pub. Children can enter a drawing of a garden, and the winners will see their pictures printed on a T-shirt.

Cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge, said: "Merton's entries do our borough proud every year, and last year the standards were particularly high. It is always impressive how many of our local community groups, businesses and individual gardeners get involved, and last year we were pleased to get hundreds of creative and colourful entries in the children’s drawing competition.

"It doesn’t matter how large or small your garden is, or if you just have a hanging basket, you can still enter. Merton in Bloom is a great way for our community to draw closer together doing something really worthwhile and enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing our residents’ green fingered successes this year."

April 25, 2012