Gorgeous gardens and winning window boxes invited to enter Buckingham In Bloom
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Do you have a gorgeous garden that brightens up your street? Buckingham’s annual Buckingham in Bloom competition is now open for entries.
Open to all town residents, the fun and free-to-enter competition has four categories – Best-kept Front Garden, Best Hanging Baskets/containers, Best Wildlife Garden and Best Community Garden.
The rules are simply that all entries must be visible from the kerbside. The judges will be looking for colour, variety of plants, overall design, whether it attracts insects and other wildlife, garden maintenance and planting schemes which achieve sustainability, use of space and originality, and there will be prizes for the winners of each category.
This year’s contest will also include a new ‘Garden on a Plate’ category for children. Details of how to enter will be announced on Buckingham Town Council’s social media and website.
Entry forms can be picked up from the Tourist Information Centre at the Old Gaol or Buckingham Library or downloaded from the Buckingham Town Council website.
Closing date for entries is Friday, July 21, and the judges will be visiting and judging the entries at the end of July as part of Buckingham Fringe Week.
Winners be announced shortly after that, and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each category.
Town councillor Robin Stuchbury said: “The Town Centre & Events Committee have agreed to run the Buckingham In Bloom competition again this year. This is an opportunity for residents to show off their floral displays and help to improve the vibrancy and colour of Buckingham.”