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Keep Belfast blossoming with our Belfast in Bloom competition

Date: 10 Jun 2024

Community garden at Dundela Infants' School.

The popular Belfast in Bloom competition is once again open for entries from local schools, business/commercial premises, community groups and residents in the city.

Hosted by Belfast City Council, last year’s winners included the Errigle Inn, Granny Annies, Ten Square Hotel, SPAR Malone Road, Knockbreda Community Wildlife Garden, Restore Glandore ATC Community Group and Belvoir Area Residents Group (BARG).

Dundela Infants' School in east Belfast, Fane Street Primary School in south Belfast and St John the Baptist Primary School in the west of the city also scooped awards.

This year, 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’.

Local schools can enter for ‘Best Kept School Garden’ in the north, south, east and west of the city.

There are also awards 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 on Friday 21 June. The closing date for all other categories is Friday 26 July, with judging taking place in August.

More information on the competition and entering the different categories is available at

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