Ruxley In Bloom FAqs

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what are the key dates?

Main Awards

  • 21st March
    Launch event and entries open
  • 29th June
    Entries close
  • 15th July
    Judging begins
  • 12th August
    Judging complete
  • 27th September
    Main Awards Ceremony

School Awards

  • 21st March
    Launch event and entries open
  • 20th April
    School Seminar & Q&A
  • 18th May
    Entries Close
  • 21st May
    Judging begins
  • 11th June
    Judging ends
  • 5th July
    School Awards Ceremony

where do i get my seed potatoes?

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.

how do i enter?

The easiest way to enter the competition is online via the link below, however, you can also enter via our printed form.

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

Entry Form

how will i be judged?

We have appointed independent professional horticultural judging criteria and give everyone an appropriate certificate (Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver, Bronze and Merit), it is a points based system so there can be multiple certificates per category with the winners defined by their points earned.

Certificates and prizes will be presented at a special Gardening Awards Ceremony on 27th September 2018 at Ruxley Manor. (School Awards afternoon is 5th July 2018).

can i enter if i'm not 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.