Date: 14 Jul 2021
The final countdown is on for local residents, community groups and businesses/commercial premises to get their entries in to this year’s Belfast in Bloom competition.
Organised by Belfast City Council, the popular competition celebrates the great work of budding gardeners across the city and is free to enter, with the closing date on Friday 30 July.
Residents can enter for ‘Best Hanging Basket’, ‘Best Window Box’ and ‘Best Front Garden’. Community groups/organisations can enter for ‘Best Community Street’, ‘Best Community Group’ and ‘Best Community Garden’.
Businesses can enter the commercial category for ‘Best Hotel’, ‘Best Public House’, ‘Best Restaurant’, ‘Best Commercial Street’ and ‘Best Commercial Premises’.
There is also an Allotment category for ‘Best Individual Allotment’ and ‘Best Allotment Site’ in Belfast.
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Kate Nicholl, said: “The simple pleasure gained from growing flowers in a hanging basket or window box, contributing to a beautiful community flowerbed or helping cheer up the city’s streets with decorative blooms is something that should be celebrated. It not only boosts our mental health and well-being, but also creates a welcoming atmosphere to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
“Our popular Belfast in Bloom competition has been running for over 25 years now and continues to bring joy and colour to our city. We have one final push for entries now from residents, businesses and community groups and we hope that there will be even more entries to the competition this year!”
Local schools could also take part in the competition this year with the closing date for entries to the ‘Best Kept School Garden Award’ on Friday 18 June.
For more information on Belfast in Bloom and the different categories, visit the council website at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/belfastinbloom