Today is Sunday 15 July 2018 (T)
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Hertford In Bloom

Plans are well under way for Hertford in Bloom 2011, the annual gardening competition organised by Hertford Town Council, and local residents and groups are being urged to get digging!.


Judges will beon the look out for displays that make the most of colour, variety and long lasting blooms.

Update 30/7/11- Results

The results of this year's Hertford In Bloom competition were announced this week.

Best Kept Allotment: Len Petts, Cromwell Road Allotments

Best Commercial Premises: The Saracens, Ware Road

Best Kept Front Garden: Pauline and Fred Smith, Leohoe Gardens

Best Hanging Basket: Gosselin House, Barley Croft, Bengeo

Best Community Project: Courtyard Arts/Vale House, Port Vale

For the first time, winners will be presented with their prizes and trophies at a special Hertford in Bloom Exhibition at the Hatfield House Country Show in August. Russell Jeffrey of Riverside Garden Centre is generously sponsoring the competition, with both his time and prizes.

Hertford Town Council will once again support the Bloomin' Schools competition which was launched last year. The Town Council will also be running a separate Mini Scarecrow Competition for Hertford's primary schools, with entries being displayed and judged at the Hatfield House Country Show taking place 19th - 21st August.

Competition categories this year are

  • Best Front Garden
  • Best Hanging Basket/Container
  • Best Commercial Premises and Public House
  • Best Allotment

There is also a new Community Project category to encourage local groups, communities and organisations to create a display which can be enjoyed by others in their community; entries could include planters in churchyards, in schools or even at the entrance to a block of flats.

For more detailed information on how to enter pick up details at the Town & Tourist Information Centre.

Judging will take place in July.