Last chance to enter Merton’s ‘Bloomin’ brilliant borough competition. 

Put the petal to the metal and join our very own Merton ‘in bloom’ contest.

Merton Council are calling all keen gardeners. Are you interested in making your borough a more colourful place? Do you have a blossoming garden or plant display that you’d like recognition for? Then enter this year’s ‘Merton in Bloom’ contest.

The competition is open to everyone; from those working at a community garden with acres of space, all the way through to those who only have room for a small hanging basket on their doorstep: therefore leaving no reason not to get involved.

The awards given out will be for a whole range of different horticultural categories;

  • Best front garden, over, and under 20 sq m
  • Best balcony
  • Best school wildlife garden
  • Best pub
  • Best floral allotment garden
  • Best hanging basket
  • Best commercial premises
  • Best community garden

There is also a chance for the younger gardening enthusiasts to get involved, with a separate award for best A4 drawing of a garden up for grabs.

Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Councillor Nick Draper said “Merton in Bloom is a great way for our community to draw closer together, doing something really worthwhile and enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing our residents’ green fingered successes this year.”

To apply, simply complete the online entry form

Entries close on Friday 20 July so get applying!