This annual gardening competition is open to all residents of Merton from beginners to experts. The aim is to support and encourage residents who wish to look after their gardens and the local environment.
These awards are a great way to acknowledge the efforts of local people who look after their gardens and green spaces and make the borough a more green and beautiful place.
Every gardener is a winner as you are contributing to keep Merton in Bloom.
Judges will be looking for the following themes in your entries this year:
- All year-round interest
- Biodiversity interest
- Community participation
- Wow factor
Merton in Bloom launch with Cllr Natasha Irons
Hello, I’m Cllr Natasha Irons, Cabinet member for Local Environment, Green Space and Climate
And I’m here in Merton's brand new community garden to launch our 2022 Merton in Bloom competition.
Merton in Bloom is part of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom gardening competition.
These awards are a great way to acknowledge the efforts of local people who look after their gardens and green spaces,
and make the borough a more green and beautiful place.
There are six categories to choose from, and you can even nominate a local garden or floral feature in the borough that has impressed you!
You could even nominate a Community Garden, just like this one outside Merton Baptist Church
a project which was part-funded by the councils Morden Town Centre Neighbourhood Fund.
And This year, to put Merton back on the London Bloom map,
the Council will also be re-entering the London in Bloom competition
For a full list of categories, and to enter visit:
The closing date for entries is 29th July and the winners will be announced in October.
Good luck to everyone taking part and
I can’t wait to see Merton in bloom this summer.
Entries can be made in the following categories:
- Best Bloomin Residential Front/ Rear Garden
- Best Bloomin Residential Balcony Garden.
- Best Bloomin Business (Including Pubs / Restaurant frontage and business displays visible to the public
- Best allotment plot (Including LBM and Self-Managed allotments included)
- Best Community Garden (Including Friends of Park maintained beds in parks / Community Gardens in the Public Realm / Merton Garden Street
- Best Bloomin School Gardens
The closing date for entries is the 29 July. Winners will be announced in October.