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Town of Flowers Competition

Annual Competition

Each year the Shrewsbury in Bloom Group, in conjunction with the Town Council, holds a competition open to all residents known as the Town of Flowers.

The competition is back for 2022.

The Bloom Group is looking for entries in the following categories:

  • best residential front 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.

Judging will be undertaken by Members of the Bloom Group visiting each nominated premises.

Entries should be submitted via e-mail to debbie.entwistle@shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk or by post to: Shrewsbury in Bloom Town of Flowers Competition, Riggs Hall, The Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AS, by midday Thursday 30 June.

Judging will then take place in mid-July.

Keith Roberts, chairman of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee, said: “We have had a tough couple of years and we have seen an increase in the number of people becoming more interested 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.”

Criteria:

  • Open to gardens within the stated categories only within the Shrewsbury Town Council boundary
  • Judging will take place in July or August
  • Entries expected to be bona fide amateurs – garden/floral displays to be entrant’s own work
  • Shrewsbury Town Council supplied & maintained baskets at business premises are not eligible for entry
  • Judges’ decision is final and no explanation will be offered for success or failure of a particular entry
  • Entries for members & their families of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee, current Shrewsbury Town Council Councillors & staff will not be accepted
  • Any entrant found to be breaking the rules will be disqualified
  • We reserve the right to use any photographs submitted in any future promotional material

Please click the following link for our entry form: Town of Flowers Entry Form 2022

 

The results for the 2021 competition are as follows:

RESIDENTIAL FRONT GARDEN

Winner – Andrew Pugh

Runners up – Tony Bywater

RESIDENTIAL BACK GARDEN

Winner – Tony Bywater

Runners up – Liz Granato

BEST FLORAL CONTAINER

Winner – Mr & Mrs Brooks

Runners up – Andrew Pugh

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Winner – The Woodman

Runner up – The Royal Oak

 

The results for the 2019 competition are as follows:

SCHOOL GARDEN AWARD

Winner – Radbrook Primary School

Second Place – Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School

Third Place – Belvidere Primary School

ALLOTMENTS COMPETITIONS

Championship Cup – Peter & Millie Ellis

Runner up – Nick Wall

RESIDENTIAL FRONT GARDEN

Winner – John Evans

Runners up – Eileen, Brian & Andrew Pugh and Diane Chandler

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Winner – The Dun Cow

Runner up – Terry Jones Solicitors