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Get involved with Gosport in Bloom 2018 showcase your gardening enthusiasm

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  School Entry Form
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Trowels at the ready! The Gosport and Lee on Solent in Bloom Competition is now open to enter.


"We are grateful for the support of sponsors AS Motors, Sodexo, Hambrooks, Huhtamaki, and Urbaser."


To enter the competition you can apply online using the online form links above, by emailing; streetscene@gosport.gov.ukor pick up a leaflet from the Town Hall.


No matter how big or small your entry, the local Gosport & Lee on the Solent in Bloom competition is the perfect opportunity to take part in something rewarding and worthwhile not only to yourselves but to the whole community.

 

Gosport in Bloom categories


In all categories marks will be awarded for healthy, well maintained plants that provide all year round interest in a weed free, attractive setting that gives wildlife a home and has minimal impact on natural resources..

 

Best Back Garden

Best Front Garden

Best Hanging Basket/Floral Container

Best Balcony

Best Allotment

Best Business

Best Retirement/Sheltered Housing Complex

Best Volunteer, Community & Neighbourhood Group Award


The judges will also be looking for community participation, that improve the resources available to the local community

 

  • Main Entry Closing Date: Friday 8th June 2018
  • Allotments Entry Closing Date: Friday 25 May 2018
  • All participants will receive written confirmation of entry
  • Public Awards Ceremony will be held at the Thorngate Halls on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 20:00hrs – Ticketed event


Judging

Main event entries will be judged 2 to 20 July 2018


Allotments will be judged the week commencing 4th June 2018

 

Gosport in Bloom for Schools

Schools in Gosport are invited to enter the Gosport & Lee-on-the-Solent in Bloom Schools Gardening Competition 2018, kindly sponsored by Horticultural Services by Sodexo.

 

The Schools Competition has been running independently from the Main Competition since 2007. We have seen many schools battle through all weathers in order to enter the competition with the ambition of achieving ‘Gold’ and overall Best School.

 

Gosport & Lee on Solent in Bloom categories for Schools

 

Best School

Best Wildlife Garden

Best Sensory Garden

Best Edible Garden

 

Mini-categories

Best Scarecrow

Tallest Sunflower

 

The judges will be looking for healthy, productive, well maintained plants where children get to grow and maintain the plants as well as linking back to cooking the produce.

 

Entrants are requested to provide a short statement explaining why they believe their entry meets the criteria as listed.

 

  • Schools Entry Closing Date: Friday 20th April 2018
  • Judging 14 – 25 May 2018
  • Awards Ceremony 5th July 2018

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