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RUxley in Bloom FAQs

How do I enter?

You can pick up an entry form from Customer Services, fill it in and return to us via post to:
Marketing Department,
Ruxley Manor Garden Centre,
Maidstone Road,
DA14 5BQ

Or you can fill out the online entry form here.

Can I enter if I do not live in the borough of Bexley?

You don't need to be a resident in the borough of Bexley to enter, as long as you live within 15 miles of Ruxley Manor Garden Centre.

What are the judging dates?

School judging dates: 5th – 16th June 2017

Allotment judging dates: 22nd – 23rd July 2017

Main judging dates: 17th July – 20th August 2017

How is the judging carried out?

We have appointed independent professional horticultural judging criteria and give everyone an appropriate certificate (Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver, Bronze and Merit). Certificates and prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony.

What are the closing dates?

School entry closing date: 19 May 2017

Main entry closing date: 23 June 2017


A special award for an individual who the Directors of Ruxley Manor Garden Centre feel has a genuine commitment to gardening that deserves to be recognised. You may know someone who has overcome personal adversity to create a garden or perhaps you would like to nominate a neighbour who helps to maintain your own garden... either way this person will be that ‘special someone’ whose love of gardening shines through. Please email the name and contact details of the person you would like to receive the ‘Golden Trowel’ trophy (and £100 gift voucher) to inbloom@ruxley-manor.co.uk. Only one nomination per entry please. Please briefly explain why this person should win.


This applies only to Schools for the Heaviest Potato Challenge.
Please visit Customer Services from 21 March where you will be able to collect your seed potatoes and compost.

What date is the award ceremony?

School awards ceremony: 4th July 2017

Main awards ceremony: 19th September 2017