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Final Call for Nominations for Blooming Marvellous Displays


It’s your last chance to submit your nominations for this year’s Town of Flowers competition.

With a change to the usual format, the Shrewsbury in Bloom Group is looking for entries in the following categories:

  • best residential front garden category
  • best residential back garden category
  • best commercial premises
  • best floral feature for hanging baskets and/or containers

The annual competition is open to residents and business premises located within Shrewsbury Town Council’s seventeen wards.

In previous years, judging has usually been undertaken by Members of the Working Group visiting each nominated premises. To help keep everyone safe this year, it has been decided to hold the competition exclusively through the submission of photographs.

For more details, including entry criteria and a nomination form, please see the Town Council’s website at:

Entries, including proof of date the photos have been taken, should be submitted via e-mail to or by post to: Shrewsbury in Bloom Town of Flowers Competition, Riggs Hall, The Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AS, by midday Friday 30 July.

Judging of the photo entries will then take place in August.

Keith Roberts, chairman of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Working Group, said: “It has been a very tough year for everyone and we have noticed people have been taking a greater interest in improving where they live, which also includes their gardens as an additional outdoor living space.

“It is this increased interest and hard work undertaken by the people of Shrewsbury that the Working Group would like to acknowledge through this year’s competition.

“We are all aware of the benefits that gardening can bring to help improve people’s mental health and well-being, especially in difficult times, and as we start to emerge from the restrictions, we hope that our residents continue with their new-found interests in gardening.

“This is a great way for us to acknowledge the effort that goes into producing such delightful displays.”

Shrewsbury in Bloom is a non-profit Working Group, which brings together interested groups and individuals to implement a programme for Shrewsbury’s floral enhancement, environmental improvements and community projects.  It is the driving force behind Shrewsbury’s entry into the Heart of England in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions.


Published 28 July 2021