Date: 08 Jun 2021
This year’s ‘Belfast in Bloom’ competition is now underway with a reminder call out to local schools to get their entries in before Friday 18 June.
Organised by Belfast City Council, the popular competition celebrates the fine work of budding gardeners across the city and is open to local residents, community groups, businesses/commercial premises and schools.
There are five categories - individual, community, allotment, commercial and school awards.
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 in the city can enter the commercial category for ‘Best Hotel’, ‘Best Public House’, ‘Best Restaurant’, ‘Best Commercial Street’ and ‘Best Commercial Premises’. While local schools 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.
The competition is free to enter with the closing date for the school awards’ category being Friday 18 June and the closing date for all other categories on Friday 30 July, with judging taking place during August. Local schools’ Sir Oliver Plunkett Primary and Strandtown Primary were among the 2019 winners.
More information on the competition and entering the different categories is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/belfastinbloom