Ruxley in bloom 2019

Entries Open march 19th 2019

To see this years winners click here

awards

Residential Awards

You don’t need to be a resident in the borough of Bexley to enter, merely living within 15 miles of Ruxley Manor. You can choose to enter one or more categories and even nominate a neighbour or relative if you feel that their green-fingered talent deserves to be recognised!

  • Best front garden - seasonal or container(s) display
  • Best front garden - permanent display
  • Best back garden

Prizes
1st: Trophy & £100 voucher, 2nd: £50 voucher, 3rd: £30 voucher

School Awards

Will you be top of the class?! Enter your school into the competition and see if you can impress our judges! They will be looking for evidence that children have created the gardens themselves, with ideas and practical skills clearly visible.

School entries will open March 19th 2019 and will close on May 17th.

  • Best school garden
    1st: Trophy & £60 voucher, 2nd: £40 voucher, 3rd: £20 voucher
  • Best school veg plot
    1st: Trophy & £60 voucher, 2nd: £40 voucher, 3rd: £20 voucher
  • Best school container(s)
    1st: Trophy & £30 voucher, 2nd: £20 voucher, 3rd: £10 voucher
  • NEW Scariest Scarecrow competition
    1st: Trophy & £60 voucher, 2nd: £40 voucher, 3rd: £20 voucher
    This year we’re looking for creepiness and creativity with the Scariest Scarecrow competition! Ensure the birds keep away from your gardens by designing and building a scarecrow. Our judges will award points based on creativity and effort involved!

School judging begins on June 3rd and completes on June 14th. The ceremony will take place on the 18th of July at 2pm. please note that the spaces are limited and by invitations only.

Allotment Awards

  • Best allotment plot
    1st: Trophy & £120 voucher, 2nd: £80 voucher, 3rd: £40 voucher
  • Best overall allotment site
    1st: Trophy & £100 voucher, 2nd: £50 voucher, 3rd: £30 voucher

Business & Community Awards

This is the broadest category and is designed to appeal to businesses and community groups in your locality.

  • Best shop/business - garden/container display
    1st: Trophy & £100 voucher, 2nd: £50 voucher, 3rd: £30 voucher
  • Best community garden
    1st: Trophy & £100 voucher, 2nd: £50 voucher, 3rd: £30 voucher

golden trowel award

A special award for an individual who the Directors of Ruxley Manor 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.