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Belfast in Bloom

All you need is a garden, window sill or front door. Cheer up forgotten flower beds, arrange a simple window box, or take part in a larger regeneration project. 

2019 is set to be another exciting year for Belfast. We want to create a warm and friendly welcome to everyone who works, lives and visits here. 

Competition

Our Belfast in Bloom competition is open to individuals, groups and commercial premises. This year we have added best kept school garden with four individual categories awarded for schools in the north, south, east and west of the city. 

Please read our competition terms and conditions before submitting your entry. 

Download Belfast in Bloom competition terms and conditions (PDF - 192KB) 

The closing date for entries to the schools category is Friday 28 June 2019.

The closing date for all other categories is Friday 26 July 2019.

Judging will take place between late July and early August 2019. 

If you are having trouble with this form, please email belfastinbloom@belfastcity.gov.uk

Belfast in Bloom 2018 award winners

Individual category

  • Best front garden east Belfast - Eric Weir
  • Best front garden west Belfast - Angelina Madden
  • Best front garden north Belfast - Patricia McGeagh
  • Best front garden south Belfast - Arthur Bowman

  • Best hanging basket east Belfast - (no winner)
  • Best hanging basket west Belfast - Angela Duffy
  • Best hanging basket north Belfast - Mr JD McCall
  • Best hanging basket south Belfast - Mr O'Doherty

  • Best window basket east Belfast - Heather Johnston
  • Best window basket west Belfast - (no winner)
  • Best window basket north Belfast - (no winner)
  • Best window basket south Belfast - William Rennie

Community category

  • Best community street - Donegall Pass Community Forum
  • Best community group - Whiterock
  • Best community garden – Donegall Pass 'Garden of Eatin'

Allotment category

  • Best individual allotment - Heather Taylor
  • Best allotment site - Greater Village Regeneration (Blythfield - Sarah Bowden)

Commercial category

  • Best hotel - Ten Square Hotel
  • Best public house - Errigle Inn
  • Best restaurant - Granny Annies
  • Best Commercial Street - (no winner)
  • Best commercial premises - Memento Floral Design

Schools category

  • Best kept school garden in north Belfast - Seaview
  • Best kept school garden in south Belfast - Glenveagh
  • Best kept school garden in east Belfast - Clarawood Special School
  • Best kept school garden in west Belfast - St Gerard's School

Community category

  • Best community street - Donegall Pass Community Forum
  • Best community group - Whiterock
  • Best community garden – Donegall Pass 'Garden of Eatin'

Special recognition

  • Outstanding achievement (individual and community) - Noreen Garvelle
  • Outstanding achievement (Commercial) - Grannie Annies
  • Improvement to the city (Belfast City Council) - Arlene McGaw

Isobel Bennett Award

  • Overall - Arthur Bowman

Belfast in Bloom gallery

If you can’t see this gallery, visit www.flickr.com/belfastcitycouncil


Belfast in Bloom
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