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What is it?

The Bath in Bloom Competition is open to all residents, businesses, schools, institutions and groups within the boundary of Bath and North-East Somerset.

Bath in Bloom is a competition to encourage the community to take pride in Bath and North-east Somerset, making it attractive with flowers, landscaping or an environmental project. It is organised by the Bath in Bloom Committee, working in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council.

How to Enter

Please download and complete the Bath in Bloom competition entry form with category details and submit to the address as indicated on the form.

(Entry forms can also be delivered to Council One Stop Shops in Bath, 3-4 Manvers Street; Riverside in Keynsham, The Civic Centre, Market Walk; Midsomer Norton, The Hollies, High Street, Radstock.)

Entries should arrive no later than 5pm on Monday, 29th May 2017. Entries received after the deadline will not be entered.

Queries about the Competition:

If you need further clarification about which category to enter or about the Competition, please, telephone the Chairman, Leila Wishart on 01225 837885 or email her First prize winners from previous year. If you were a winner in the previous year, you will automatically go forward to one of our three winners' categories. These are: best Group Winner, best Private Winner and best Business Winner.You will be contacted by a member of the Parks & Green Spaces department in order to verify that you wish to be entered.

Judging dates:

School entries will be judged between Monday 26th June and Friday, 30th June 2017 (except those automatically entered into the Winners’ category).
All other categories will be judged between Saturday, 1st July and Sunday, 9th July 2017.
Judges will leave their calling cards if entries are visible from the road. If the judges need to gain access to the garden, they will contact you in order to do this. The judges’ decisions will be final. Each entrant may choose one category only.

Judging Guidelines

For the majority of categories the judges will be marking your entry on the following criteria:
• Impact
• Variety and the use of a range of plants
• Colour Combinations
• Originality and design
• Condition, care and sustainability
There are different judging criteria for schools, environmental project and allotments, viewable here.

Presentation of awards

Award winners and their friends are invited to attend the Gala Presentation of awards and prizes on Monday September 25th 2017 at The Guildhall, High Street, Bath.
Reception at 6.30pm for 7.15pm. Results will be announced and published in the local press shortly afterwards. Awards and Prizes


The Bath in Bloom committee issues an annual newsletter, which contains items of interest and useful information about Bath in Bloom.

The Bath in Bloom competition is Sponsored by:Rotork, Wessex Water, Bath Building Society, Bath Chronicle, Cross Manufacturing, The Charter Trustees of Bath,Minuteman Press, Mallory Jewellers, Bath Aqua Glass,Ajuga Holdings,University of Bath Gardening club, Prior Park Garden Centre, The Ray Harris Trust, the Annett Trust.

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