Are your seeds of success already in full bloom?
IT’S time to tend to the flowers in your garden and those on public display for this year’s Kenilworth in Bloom.
The competition, for business and homeowners as well as other members of the community, is open, to enter for free, until Monday July 9.
Categories include large and small front gardens, back gardens, frontages with containers, window boxes and baskets, ﬂats, schools, pubs and clubs, restaurants, guest houses and hotels, shops or public buildings, and residential homes or communal properties.
Plus this year a special prize award, the chairman’s trophy, will be given to the best Jubilee/Olympic display on public view.
Kenilworth in Bloom treasurer Sue Edwards said: “Anybody can enter or nominate another property.
“This competition is going from strength to strength each year and really helps to brighten up the town.
“It is so wonderful to see all the flowers and plants in our streets and this year we have red, white and blue flowers in our pots, which I think really helps with the feel of the Jubilee celebrations in the town.
“We also have flag plaques on our pots as well as their sponsors which looks really good.”
Everybody who enters the Kenilworth in Bloom gardeners competition will get a certificate, and trophies will be awarded to the best gardens or displays.
Judging for this year will take place between Monday July 16 and Monday July 30.
Kenilworth in Bloom was started some years ago by a group of garden enthusiasts but it was not until 2000 that it really began to be taken seriously by the town and in 2001/02 Kenilworth won The Heart of England category in Britain in Bloom.
Mrs Edwards added: “The judges who will be marking the entries will be looking for the wow factor and will just want to see something a bit special.
“The entries last year were excellent so I just hope we raise the standards even higher this year - especially because it’s Jubilee/Olympic time.”
The Kenilworth in Bloom committee is always looking for new members so if anybody is interested, please call Sue Edwards on 779021.
To enter the competition or for more information collect a leaflet from Kenilworth library in Smalley Place.
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