Deadline to enter Garden in Bloom competition extended

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The deadline to enter this year’s Garden in Bloom competition has been extended.

Green fingered residents in the borough now have until Wednesday 14 July to submit their entries.

Any garden visible from a footpath or road is eligible and nominations can be made by residents, passers-by or by councillors in their own wards.

There is just a single category this year and the competition will be judged by councillors on a ward-by-ward basis. All entrants will receive a certificate and the winner and runner-up in each ward will also receive a rosette. 

Mayor John Story said: “The deadline for entries was originally due to be today (Wednesday 30 June) but I have been asked by some residents and councillors if this could be extended as plants are flowering around two weeks later than usual because of a cold and dry April.

“I’m very happy do that and give residents more time to showcase their gardens.

“The Garden in Bloom competition is the council’s way of saying thank you to residents for the work they do in their gardens which helps brighten up their neighbourhoods. 

“This year it comes as we emerge from lockdown, and I hope it will play a small part in lifting people’s spirits.”

The Garden in Bloom awards scheme started in 1992 to acknowledge the important contribution private gardens make to the appearance of neighbourhoods. 

Nominations can be made by filling in a form online or by emailing gib@rbwm.gov.uk or by posting details of your nomination to the Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF.  A photo is welcome, but not necessary, and one nomination per address is all that is needed.

We are grateful to the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce for their contribution to this year’s scheme.