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City to blossom as popular ‘Belfast in Bloom’ competition gets underway once again

19 Jun 2019
The annual ‘Belfast in Bloom’ competition, in its 25th year, is now open for entries from budding gardeners, community groups, businesses and schools.

All you need is a garden, window sill or hanging basket. Run by Belfast City Council, the popular competition is open to individuals, groups and commercial premises and local schools.

Local residents can enter the individual category for ‘Best Hanging Basket’, ‘Best Window Box’ and ‘Best Front Garden’. Community groups or organisations can enter for ‘Best Community Street’, ‘Best Community Group’ and ‘Best Community Garden’.

Businesses in the city can enter the commercial category for ‘Best Hotel’, ‘Best Public House’, ‘Best Restaurant’, ‘Best Commercial Street’ and ‘Best Commercial Premises’. While schools in Belfast can enter for ‘Best Kept School Garden’ in the north, south, east and west of the city.

There is also an Allotment category for ‘Best Individual Allotment’ and ‘Best Allotment Site’ in Belfast.

Councillor Michael Collins, Chair of Belfast City Council’s People and Communities Committee, said: “The Belfast in Bloom competition has been running for 25 years and keeps growing in popularity. Hopefully this year’s competition will attract even more entries from individuals, community groups, and schools making Belfast brighter and more beautiful. The competition is open to everyone and the benefits are so wide they ripple through the city from street to street," he added.

More information on Belfast in Bloom is available at where you can download an online form and enter the competition. You can also call 028 9032 0202 ext 3400.

The closing date for the school entries is Friday 28 June. Closing date for all other entries is Friday 26 July with judging taking place during August.
The annual Belfast in Bloom competition is now open for entries including from primary schools with a category for Best Kept School Garden Jane Hodgers from Randals joins Lisa and Sara from council's Parks team to launch this year's Belfast in Bloom competition Belfast in Bloom is open for entries from budding gardeners, community groups, businesses and schools