Hillingdon in Bloom

Hillingdon in Bloom is a free gardening competition open to everyone in the borough, whether you've got a huge garden or a tiny window box.

Applications are now open. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 July 2024.


  • Best Window Box Display (window boxes must be either on or attached to the house windowsill and not a free-standing container)
  • Best Hanging Basket
  • Best Balcony Display (on an open-fronted balcony)
  • Best Residential Garden Display
  • The Roome Cup. Awarded to the garden that is judged as making the greatest contribution to wildlife conservation by:
    • prioritising the use of perennial or pollinator-friendly plants
    • keeping wildlife in mind by considering their needs in terms of habitat and food chains when creating or maintaining areas
    • looking for ways to eliminate the use of peat, for example in propagating and raising plants
    • considering plant choice carefully and selecting hardy plants that are less susceptible to pests and diseases
  • Best Park and Bloom Display (a front garden with plants, flowers, and room for a car)
  • Best Novelty Garden Display (for an exhibit within a garden that incorporates temporary planting and/or garden ornaments and structures)
  • Best Business Establishment Display


Winners will receive a combination of RAGC and RHS gift vouchers, a rosette and a certificate.

Winning entries may also be featured on the council's website, social media sites and Hillingdon People magazine.

Submit your application

Please read the terms and conditions before submitting your application.

View the terms and conditions

Submit your application for Hillingdon in Bloom 2024

If you have any questions about Hillingdon in Bloom 2024, email inbloom@hillingdon.gov.uk.

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Page last updated: 25 Apr 2024