Merton to announce its Bloomin’ winners

Merton’s green-fingered residents will blossom into winners when they receive their Merton in Bloom and Leisure Garden and Allotment awards.

The Merton in Bloom awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday 20 October at the Civic Centre where the Mayor of Merton will hand out prizes to those successful.

Participants in the competition had been ‘busy as bees’ this summer as they displayed their gardens, balconies, hanging baskets and allotments to the Merton in Bloom judges.

Merton Council’s deputy leader, Cllr Mark Betteridge said: “Congratulations to all who entered the competition. Taking part in competitions such as these not only helps to beautify the area in which we live but also allows residents to take time out to really appreciate our surroundings.’

Merton in Bloom’ forms part of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Britain in Bloom’, set up to help make the most of areas both environmentally and florally. The competition allows all members of the community to get involved whilst encouraging residents to make Merton a greener place.

For a full list of winners visit


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Best front garden over 20 sq m
Best front garden under 20 sq m
Best balcony
Best school wildlife garden
Best A4 size drawing of a garden done by a child up to the age of 14 (entries will be judged in age categories 3-6, 7-10, 11-14)
Best Bloomin pub
Best floral allotment garden
Best hanging basket
Best commercial premises
Best community garden
Best landscape photograph taken of one of Mertons Parks.