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Merton in Bloom

Merton in Bloom

Merton in Bloom is part of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom gardening competition, which encourages community groups to brighten up their local area.

Merton in Bloom is a fantastic way of improving the look of our outdoor spaces and getting communities to work together whilst having lots of fun.

This year the contest is a little different, there are fewer categories, but, as well as people being able to enter their own gardens into the contest, anyone can nominate a local garden or floral feature in the borough that has impressed them.

These can include front gardens, allotment plots or gardens at pubs, restaurants or other business premises as well as those at community venues or schools.

Entries can be made in the following categories:

·       Best residential front garden.

·        Best community or business garden – including pubs, restaurants or schools.

·        Best garden features such as window boxes, troughs or planters.

·         Best allotment plot.

How to enter Merton in Bloom 2020

Online entry form

The closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 21 August 2020.

Judging usually takes place in the month of July and the awards ceremony in the month of October.

2019 winners and runners up

CategoryWinnerRunner up
Best School Wildlife Garden St Mark's Primary School Poplar Primary School
Best Bloomin' Pub The Windmill Gardeners arms
Best Commercial Premises Cricket Green Medical Practice Gardeners arms
Best Community Garden The Community /Memorial Garden at Talbot Close Wimbledon Village War Memorial, Parkside

2019 competition categories

  • Best front garden over 20 sq m
  • Best front garden under 20 sq m
  • Best balcony
  • Best school wildlife garden
  • Best child's A4 drawing of a garden
  • Best bloomin' pub
  • Best floral allotment garden
  • Best hanging basket
  • Best commercial premises
  • Best community garden

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Contact us

Merton in Bloom
8th Floor
Merton Civic Centre
London Road