Islington in Bloom 2020: Horticultural competition moves online due to Covid-19
- Credit: Archant
The annual Islington in Bloom horticultural competition has moved online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone who lives in the borough is eligible to take part by sprucing up their garden creating a window display or growing house plants.
The contest is organised by Islington Coucnil and Islington Gardeners. It launched on Saturday and will run until July 5, with the winners being announced in September.
Islington’s environment chief Cllr Rowena Champion said: “Islington in Bloom is always a fantastic celebration of community, which is more important than ever at this challenging time.
“Gardening is a very relaxing activity and we hope this competition will encourage residents, both experts and novices alike, to embrace this fun, joyful hobby as they spend more time than usual at home.”
You may also want to watch:
This year’s categories include: best front garden, best back garden, best house plant, best window box, best container garden, best children’s planting, best tree pit, best children’s garden drawing or model
Entries will be judged remotely this year, with entrants sending one or two photographs, totalling no more than 10mb, of their colourful creations to judges via firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying what category they are entering along with some personal details.
- 1 Helen Anderson: Finsbury Park murder victim's father pays tribute to his daughter
- 2 Police looking to speak to man in connection with sexual assault
- 3 'Proper old Islington boozer' voted best pub by readers
- 4 Kacem Mokrane: Islington man amongst seven charged with 2017 murder
- 5 Mem and Laz Brasserie voted as readers' favourite restaurant
- 6 Trevi Ristorante scoops prize with readers' votes
- 7 Spot the '90s pop stars in the Never Mind the Buzzcocks identity parade
- 8 Home of the metre-long pizza opens in Finsbury Park
- 9 Aristocrat's daughter, 25, died unexpectedly after developing 'severe headache'
- 10 Tony Eastlake: Man denies murder of ‘flower man of Islington’