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Sutton in Bloom 2017

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Each year, we search for the top green-fingered enthusiasts that help brighten up our borough. The Sutton in Bloom competition categories include: Best Front Garden, Best Community Garden, Best Business Frontage, Best Allotment Garden, and Best School Garden.

The closing date for entries is Friday 16 June 2017

Best Front Garden

We are looking for the best private residential front garden in Sutton. The judges will be looking for an attractive garden layout with a colourful display featuring any combination of hard landscaping, good quality bedding, herbaceous plants, shrubs, trees and lawns. Entries in this category must be visible to the passer-by and can include gardens with plants in pots and hanging baskets.

Best Community Garden

Awarded to either a group of gardens, frontages of buildings or area of ground where the displays have been created specifically for the shared benefit and enjoyment of others. This may include a street, square, close, cul-de-sac, community project, or the gardens of a care home, community centre of place of worship. The judges will be looking for displays which are well designed, provide an array of colour and encourage wildlife. Only one nomination per street, group of gardens or project.

Best Business Frontage

An opportunity for the owners of pubs, hotels, leisure facilities and business premises that take a pride in their buildings to be recognised for bringing a splash of colour to the neighbourhood with hanging baskets and eye-catching planting schemes.

Best Allotment Garden

There are numerous allotment plots throughout the borough and many are packed with tasty vegetables and colour from an array of stunning, sweet smelling blooms. This category aims to celebrate and reward those hardworking gardeners who achieve excellent crops and beautiful plots.

Best School Garden

This popular award as part of Sutton in Bloom aims to encourage and reward the efforts of youngsters involved in planting and maintaining a specific school garden or planting area as part of their curriculum or a gardening club. The judges will be looking for good design, use of plants and shrubs, the role of the garden as part of school life and its impact on the environment.


Judging will take place Friday 23 - Monday 26 June and winners will be invited to an awards ceremony during July. The best entries are invited to represent Sutton at the prestigious London in Bloom competition.

Please complete the online application form or contact if you need a paper form.

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