Islington in Bloom 2019: ‘Fabulous’ gardening competition open for submissions

Launch of Islington In Bloom 2019 at Duncan Terrace Gardens - members of Friends of Duncan Terrace j

Launch of Islington In Bloom 2019 at Duncan Terrace Gardens - members of Friends of Duncan Terrace join council parks staff, Cllr Claudia Webbe, executive member for environment and transport and Jebb the Jester (on stilts). Picture: Islington Council - Credit: Archant

A “fabulous” competition searching for Islington’s best horticultural creations is now open for submissions.

The annual Islington in Bloom awards, organised by the council, celebrates the innovation and creativity of green-fingered neighbours, businesses, community groups and schools in the borough.

There are a diverse range of categories – and Camden Garden Centre are supplying £100 vouchers to winners, as well as £75 and £50 coupons to runners up and those in third place. The centre will also provide all entrants with a free bag of compost.

Applications are accepted until 2 June and judging takes place from mid-June into July.

Islington’s environment chief Cllr Claudia Webbe said: “Islington in Bloom is a fabulous celebration for our community - we have so many green-fingered residents and their beautiful gardening helps make Islington such a welcoming and attractive borough.

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“We welcome entries from everyone. I am hugely looking forward to seeing this year’s entrants and celebrating the achievements of our residents and businesses.”

The entry forms this year feature a drawing by pupil Valentina Hernandez-Leonor from William Tyndale Primary School, who is the winner of a borough-wide competition for students.

Enter online or pick up an application form from Islington libraries, Better leisure centres, Islington Town Hall, and other businesses in the borough.

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For more information visit, call 020 7527 6394, follow @IslingtoninBloom on Instagram, or email

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