RUxley in Bloom


To see our Ruxley in Bloom Main Awards click here

To see our Ruxley in Bloom School Winner click here

Ruxley in Bloom is as much about the people as it is about the plants and gardening! Founded on the principle that brightening up our outdoor spaces is good for us all, the competition gives individuals and local communities an opportunity to work together to bring around change.

This year’s competition offers everything you could want from a gardening contest: free entry, professional, independent judges and an abundance of prizes. With a range of categories to choose from, there is something for everyone, from hardy allotmenteers aiming to be the ‘pick of the crop’ to schools striving to be ‘top of the class’!

Heading up our judging panel is Jim Buttress, former Royal Gardener and Horticultural Judge on BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge. 


This year, the categories are as follows:


  • Best front garden - seasonal/container/s display
  • Best front garden - permanent display
  • Best back garden
  • Best street


  • Best school garden
  • Best school veg plot
  • Best school container/s
  • Heaviest potatoes challenge


  • Best allotment plot
  • Best overall allotment site

 Business & communities

  • Best shop/business - garden/container display
  • Best community garden

Ruxley Golden Trowel Award