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The gardening competition for council tenants and leaseholders.

Is your garden ‘blooming ’ this year?

Is your vegetable patch overflowing with carrots and courgettes?

Either on your own or as part of a community group why don’t you make your gardening efforts count by entering this year’s Birmingham in Bloom competition?

There are lots of great prizes on offer with winners chosen from each of the 10 constituencies as well as overall citywide winners.

New categories for 2018!

This year we are rewarding people who have a made a difference to their neighbourhood or community more than ever before. Here are the prize categories for 2018:

Gardening awards

  • Best front garden - The goal for this category is to find a display with the most impact: variety of plants special features design and layout.
  • Best back garden - The goal for this category is to find a display with the most impact: variety of plants special features design and layout.
  • Best balcony/window box - The goal for this category is to find a visible display of colour, creative with the space, design and layout; this can be created with window boxes or individual pots, to provide opportunities for pollinators to forage as well as helping to improve air quality.
  • Best hanging baskets/pots - The goal for this category is to find a collection of pots or hanging baskets that creates a visual display that maximises the available space, and helps the environment through pollination and better air quality.
  • Best communal garden - The goal for this category is for residents contributing to the communal gardens in multi-storey blocks of flats, sheltered housing schemes, street and community gardens which is vibrant, clean and greener, which has improved significantly within the neighbourhood.
  • Best vegetable patch/container or greenhouse - The goal for this award is to show how gardening and food growing can be productive in improving health and well-being.
  • Neighbourhood cleaner & greener environment - This award recognises the achievements of local tenants, leaseholders, resident groups and HLB’s transforming and caring for the place where their live to improve the appearance of their neighbourhoods to renew community spirit.
  • Neighbourhood young person/group - The goal for this award is to show the achievements of young people who have provided a positive contribution to the environment within the neighbourhood, this could be achieved, through schools, afterschool activity groups, and scouts For example encouraging the children to litter pick, help the wildlife by planting trees, reusing materials and recycling.
  • Neighbourhood helping hand award - The goal for this category is to recognise volunteers, who have helped vulnerable people in their community such as elderly people or people with disabilities to enjoy their garden or assisting with wheelie bins and planting.

Enter online

Closing date for entries: 31 July 2018

Winners will be announced, and photographs taken, in September 2018, with the award ceremony to take place on Wednesday 7 November 2018.

Terms and conditions

  • Winners will be photographed. Pictures may be used in future council marketing and on the website.
  • Any monetary prizes awarded will be used to help clear any debts the winner owes to Birmingham City Council.
  • Prizes shall be awarded at the discretion of the council and if it considers any entrant has acted inappropriately, the council reserves the right to refuse to award any prizes.
  • We will only accept entries for ONE category.

Data Protection

  • Any personal information supplied on this form will be treated as confidential and under the Data Protection Act 1998. Information supplied will be used for no other purpose other than that stated. To view our full Privacy Notice please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy
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