Reminder to green-fingered gardeners – you could be a winner!

Tuesday, 20th May 2014

Gardeners across Tamworth are being reminded to enter their pride and joy for this year’s Tamworth In Bloom gardening competition – where £100 worth of gardening vouchers is up for grabs for the winning entry.

Tamworth is bidding to win gold in the Heart of England In Bloom campaign for the fifth year running – and this year, the stakes are even higher as we have also been chosen to represent the region in the national Britain In Bloom competition.

This year’s campaign theme is Lest We Forget, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and to honour the memory of those who served.

In a bid to encourage green-fingered Tamworth residents to make their gardens the blooming best they can be, Tamworth Borough Council is once again running its ‘Best in Bloom’ competition.

Whether you’ve got a huge garden with a rolling lawn and endless flower beds or just a small square of grass, a hanging basket or a window box, you can help Tamworth go for gold.

It doesn’t matter if gardens are big or small; if you take real pride in your garden, we would love for you to enter our competition.

Tamworth Borough Council would like to see as many people as possible getting involved in this year’s gardening competition, because the most important part of Tamworth In Bloom isn’t the flowers, it’s the people of Tamworth and their involvement.

The competition is open to everyone living in the borough. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced gardener, a complete beginner or somewhere in between – we’d love you to enter this year’s competition.

As happened last year, competition organisers have designed a postcard which will be put through the door of anyone whose garden they notice is particularly attractive in a bid to encourage them to enter.

Last year’s winning garden in Prospect Street, The Leys.

Last year’s winning garden in Prospect Street, The Leys.

To enter this year’s garden competition, just take a picture of your garden and either email it to Gardening Competition on graphics@tamworth.gov.uk or drop a copy in to reception at Marmion House, complete with your name, address and a contact telephone number.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday August 8th and the garden which is judged to be the best will win £100 worth of gardening vouchers.

Last year’s winners were Philip and Fran Briggs, who took the top prize for their stunning garden at their home in Prospect Street, The Leys. The garden is a 10-year labour of love for the couple, and has been planted to ensure biodiversity. No pesticides are used in the garden, which is a haven for bees and butterflies.