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Hillingdon in Bloom

hanging basketsEnter our free gardening competition - and help to keep your neighbourhood looking bright and attractive whilst social distancing.

Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or you're a seasoned gardener, there are lots of different categories to enter for all ages and abilities.

Gardening is a fantastic hobby which encourages learning new skills outdoors whilst keeping your mind and body fit and active.

How to enter

Simply send us a photo and tell us why you think you should win! 

Photos should be sent to inbloom@hillingdon.gov.uk and will need to include the category you wish to enter, a brief description of your entry plus your name, address and contact details. The deadline for all entries is Friday 31 July.

Categories

  • Best rainbow display - a colourful display in your garden, balcony, pot or window box to celebrate and thank all our key workers in Hillingdon
  • Best first time entrant
  • Best window box - boxes must be on, or attached to, the house window sill and not a free standing container
  • Best hanging basket
  • Best balcony - best display on an open fronted balcony
  • Best display (includes novelty display) - for an exhibit within a garden that incorporates temporary planting and/or garden ornaments and structures
  • Roome Cup - awarded to the garden that is judged to be making the greatest contribution to wildlife conservation
  • Best residential garden 
  • Park and bloom - for a front garden that has maintained space for a car whilst also using plants and flowers

Prizes

Winners will receive gardening centre gift vouchers and a certificate - and winning entries may be featured on the council's website, social media sites and Hillingdon People magazine. 

Top tips

We'll be sharing tutorials, videos and top gardening tips on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the coming weeks - including how to plant a hanging basket.

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Page last updated: 15 Jun 2020