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Hillingdon in Bloom Autumn Show and Fruit and Vegetable Competition

Residents to compete for title of 'Hillingdon's best' in fruit, vegetable and flower categories.

Autumn show

Hillingdon Council has announced it will be hosting a competition to showcase locally grown produce.

The Hillingdon in Bloom Autumn Show and Fruit and Vegetable Competition takes place on Saturday 21 September at Civic Centre, and will see residents competing for the title of 'Hillingdon's best' in fruit, vegetable and flower categories.

The event will be open to the public from 12 noon and, with summer fast approaching, Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to think now about their crops - to ensure they are ready for competition.

There are plenty of opportunities for residents to win prizes, which include gardening equipment, garden centre gift vouchers and Royal Horticultural Society books. And, in a bid to get younger residents to get involved in the green-fingered fun, there is a dedicated children's section for under 15s.

The Hillingdon in Bloom Autumn Show and Fruit and Vegetable Competition takes place in the Middlesex Suite, is free to enter, and is open to all residents of the borough regardless of their gardening experience.

Councillor Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Finance Property and Business Services commented: "This competition is an opportunity for our residents to showcase locally grown produce and be recognised for the dedication and commitment they have to gardening and the green environment. 

"We hope that the show, new this year, will encourage many more residents of all ages to 'get growing' and enjoy this ever popular pastime."

For rules, regulations, and to enter the Hillingdon in Bloom Autumn Show and Fruit and Vegetable Competition, visit www.hillingdon.gov/bloom. The competition is free to enter and the closing date is 12 September 2013. Information about the competition and application forms are also available at all Hillingdon libraries.

There is also still time for residents to show off their best gardens, window boxes and hanging baskets through Hillingdon in Bloom, which closes on 30 June.
 
 
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