Birmingham in Bloom

Birmingham in Bloom is the gardening competition for council tenants and leaseholders. The competition celebrates people who’ve helped to make their neighbourhoods more attractive.

2016 winners

We had hundreds of Birmingham in Bloom entries in 2016. Please see the list below for details of the winners.

Category Constituency 1st Prize Winners

Best Balcony window box, Hanging Basket, or container

Edgbaston Rita Chatfield
  Erdington Colin Heatherley
  Hall Green Parveen Akhtar
  Hodge Hill Betty Stevenson
  Ladywood Peter Osborn
  Selly Oak Mark Brookes
  Sutton Coldfield Sue Marklew
  Yardley Brian Jones
Best Communal Garden Edgbaston Gower House
  Erdington Jean Case and Janet Dancer, Sidford Grove
  Hall Green Nancy Coughlan
  Hodge Hill Ambridge House Memorial Gardens
  Ladywood Ellen Patch Community Garden
  Northfield Campion Saffron Sheltered scheme
  Selly Oak Mill Gardens
  Sutton Coldfield Catherine Duffy, Arbury Walk
  Yardley Wheeldon House
Best Kept Garden (front or back garden) Edgbaston Patricia Harley
  Edgbaston Alice Jones
  Hall Green Eileen Barwick
  Hodge Hill Brian Hanson
  Ladywood Lillian Stubbs
  Northfield Derek Taylor
  Perry Barr Kenneth Cooper
  Selly Oak Trevor Checkley
  Yardley Nasreen Akhtar
  Erdington Mrs Johnson
  Sutton Percy Carless
Best Newcomer Gardener Edgbaston Colin Evan
  Hodge Hill Luke Nisbet
  Selly Oak Ellen Naughton
  Sutton Coldfield Patricia Throneywork
Best Vegetable Patch, Container or greenhouse Edgbaston Stuart Richings
  Erdington Robert and Christine Carr
  Hall Green Eric Johnson
  Hodge Hill Ronald and Debbie Collins
  Ladywood Shabul Chowdhury
  Selly Oak Dean Paul
  Sutton Coldfield Francis Hannaby
  Yardley Irene Evan
Best Young Gardener (aged under 16) Hodge Hill Halcot Blake