This year sees 3 new categories including Best Scarecrow, Best Wildlife Hotel and Best School Grow Your Own. To give children a chance to try out for the new categories, this year’s launch took place at Pineridge School with pupils having a go at some of the great new categories. The workshops were led by the Borough’s own Community Gardener, Kate Turner who has been delivering workshops in schools across the borough to get young people inspired.
To wind up the season - long event there will be a family fun celebration event at Frimley Lodge Park in September where people can come along and visit Flourish Community Garden, see the scarecrows made across the borough and see if they can get the buzz for gardening and growing.
Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the competition is the borough's gardening contest which encourages local people to enhance their outdoor environment through the imaginative use of flowers, shrubs, crops and landscaping.
This year there are nine categories to choose from so there are lots of opportunities for people of all ages to make the borough more beautiful. As well as the new categories there are best front garden, best hanging basket, best
school garden and the best "in-bloom" photo.
Entry is free; with the chance to win a fantastic prize, from one of our valued sponsors which include The Arena Leisure Centre, Glendale Grounds Maintenance Services, Coblands Nurseries and The Camberley Theatre.
The event is supported by the Greenspace Team who work all year round to make Surrey Heath a great place to live.
Paul Foster, Executive Head of Business said: "The annual competition celebrates the imagination and hard work that residents put in to make colourful and vibrant displays that boost the appearance of the borough. There's a range of categories to suit all types of gardeners and anyone interested in gardening who wants to have a go should definitely take part!"
Entry forms are available from borough libraries and on www.surreyheath.gov.uk/inbloom by looking under Arts and Leisure and then Surrey Heath in Bloom 2013.