The Thurrock in Bloom horticultural competition is an opportunity for Thurrock communities to showcase how clean, green, tidy and colourful the area can be. Thurrock has enjoyed success in the past by picking up honours at the annual Anglia in Bloom competition.
Judges will be looking for a garden that is attractive to wildlife, wildlife friendly and sustainable. In addition to marks for floral display, quality of planting and impact, marks will be awarded for sustainability, environmental awareness and the provision of feeding stations and habitats.
Note: this category will be judged against sustainable development principles including management of waste (composting etc), reducing water use (water conservation through choice of plants/water butts etc), using native species and reducing the use of pesticides.
Do you know someone who has made an outstanding impact in your community to enhance the look of the Borough? If so, please let us know by nominating them on the competition entry form.
Nominations will be considered by the Thurrock in Bloom committee and an award presented at our annual presentation ceremony in September.
The Thurrock in Bloom Association is a voluntary group that works in partnership with Thurrock Council and aims to make Thurrock a better place to live. The Association aims to help other groups in Thurrock to improve their community. For all enquiries and closing dates for entries for 2011, please contact:
'In Bloom' is an all-inclusive campaign, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to encourage communities of all sizes to make positive and lasting improvements to their local areas for the benefit of local people. The Thurrock in Bloom competition is open to anyone who lives or works in Thurrock.
In all categories judges will be looking for well maintained exhibits that are free from litter and, where appropriate, show consideration for water efficiency, composting, recycling, organic methods, good horticultural practice and provision for wildlife. Judging will be in accordance with the RHS awards scheme based on merit with Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze certificates being awarded for each category.
No correspondence will be entered into and the judges' decision is final.
Judging for all categories will take place weeks commencing Monday 11th and Monday 18th July 2011, and prizes will be awarded at a ceremony that will take place in September at the Thameside Theatre.
Entry is strictly on the understanding that the Thurrock in Bloom Association, its officers or its agents, will not accept any liabilities or claims for injury or damage howsoever caused resulting from entry into the Thurrock in Bloom Competition.
The closing date for all entries is Friday 24th June 2011. Late entries received after this date will not be accepted.
Note: The closing date for school entries was Friday 27th May.
The closing date for entries to Thurrock in Bloom has now passed.