The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is asking members of the public to submit their nominations for this year’s Town of Flowers competition.
With a change to the usual format, the Committee 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 Committee 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: https://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/partnerships/shrewsbury-in-bloom-sponsorship/town-of-flowers-competition/
Entries, including proof of date the photos have been taken, should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 committee, said: “It has been a very tough year for everyone and with people spending more time at home, there has been a marked increase in people improving where they live, including a greater interest in gardening.
“And it is this increased interest and hard work undertaken by the people of Shrewsbury that the Committee would like to acknowledge through this year’s competition.
“Gardening is also a great way for people to look after their mental health and wellbeing and it is always lovely to see people take time to look after their gardens. 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 committee, 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 27 May 2021