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Calling all green fingered enthusiasts to get your gloves out and enter our garden competition

Garden enthusiasts are being invited to show off their green talents and enter this year’s bloom garden competition.

Each year, Tamworth Borough Council holds a ‘Best in Bloom’ competition to encourage green-fingered residents in the borough to make their gardens blooming marvellous and help Tamworth with the annual Heart of England in Bloom competition. But, as we know, due to the Covid-19 crisis Tamworth in Bloom has been cancelled this year, however, Tamworth Borough Council have decided we should still honour all those stunning residents gardens around the borough.

Whether it’s a huge garden with wild flower beds and statues or just a small square of grass, a fairy garden, a hanging basket or a window box, residents are encouraged to send their photos to the council to enter the gardener’s competition. The winner will receive a top prize of garden centre vouchers.

Last year’s individual garden competition attracted a large number of entries, and the standard was extremely high. George Pryke from Argyle Street in Glascote, was named the winner with his stunning garden that he has spent 47 years growing and shaping, both in front of his house and the back; including a huge variety of colourful flowers, planters, evergreens, trees, ornaments and pond.

It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced gardener, a complete beginner, young or old– we’d love you to enter this year’s competition.

Cllr John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “I have seen so many wonderful gardens around the borough already this year, as people have used lockdown to show off their green finger talents.

“The garden competition is about acknowledging pride that people have in their gardens and their community, and we would love to share some of the amazing work people have achieved in their gardens over the past few months.

“It’s clear we have a lot of people around the town who are putting a tremendous amount of effort into their floral and wildlife displays.  It has demonstrated that during lockdown communities have still been working together in the borough and doing their bit to make Tamworth a place to rightly be proud of.”

To enter this year’s individual garden competition, just take a photo (maximum of three) of your garden and either email it to Garden Competition at graphics@tamworth.gov.uk or tag your photo on facebook with @TamworthBoroughCouncil or @TArtsandEvents or tag us on twitter @TamworthCouncil.

The closing date for entries for the competition is 12 noon on Friday July 31st and the winner will be announced mid-August.