Islington in Bloom!

8th April 2021

Islington in Bloom is your local horticultural competition!

Cally Park in bloom this spring

Organised by the council and Islington Gardeners, Islington in Bloom offers a great opportunity for residents to take part by sprucing up their gardens, creating a colourful window display, or by growing gorgeous houseplants.

This year’s competition sees the introduction of a new category – best edible garden – to celebrate the most visually appealing and nutritious gardens in the borough.

Edible gardens

Gardening is regarded as a therapeutic activity that can have a positive impact on mental health, and it is hoped that Islington in Bloom will help encourage local people to take up this fun hobby during what remains a challenging time for people across the borough.

Gardening is a therapeutic activity

The competition is now open and will run until Sunday 4th July, with winners being announced in September.

Entrants should send one or two photographs, totalling no more than 10mb, of their colourful creations to judges via inbloom@islington.gov.uk, specifying what category they are entering along with some personal details.

Categories in this year’s competition include:

  • Best Back Garden
  • Best Front Garden
  • Best Container Garden
  • Best Children’s Planting (14 years and under)
  • Best Window Box
  • Best House Plant
  • Best Edible Garden
  • Best Community Garden
  • Best Tree Pit

We’d love to see pictures of your entries, please do share them with us by tagging us in on our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts.

More information about the competition may be found on Islington Council’s website.