Stevenage in Bloom: The categories

PUBLISHED: 11:39 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:09 06 May 2010

Best garden It doesn t matter whether you have a postage stamp-sized garden or a large garden. You don t need to spend vast amounts of money landscaping your garden. If you keep a well maintained, tidy garden this category is for you. Best container Thi

Best garden

It doesn't matter whether you have a postage stamp-sized garden or a large garden. You don't need to spend vast amounts of money landscaping your garden. If you keep a well maintained, tidy garden this category is for you.

Best container

This category includes hanging baskets, window boxes, planters and more unusual containers for residents who don't have access to a garden. This category is ideally suited for those living in flats.

Best wildlife garden

For those who manage their garden to encourage wildlife - insects, birds, butterflies, bats, hedgehogs.

Best community project

Whether you live in sheltered accommodation, a flat, belong to a church, or attend Scouts or Girl Guides, this is the category for you if you have achieved improvements to your environment.

Best school project

There are all sorts of exciting environmental projects happening in schools thanks to pupils, staff and parent and teacher associations. Whether it's a nature trail or vegetable garden, show off your project and see how it compares to other schools in the town.

Best pub

An attractive floral display or well-maintained garden can help to create a more inviting atmosphere for customers. There are plenty of pubs that provide fantastic displays so why not compete against the rest?

Best small business

For Stevenage businesses with no more than 250 employees. Whether you provide an attractive landscaped area for your staff to enjoy or colourful planters at the entrance to your organisation, we want to hear from you.

Best large business

For Stevenage businesses with more than 250 employees. An attractive landscape just outside of the workplace can improve staff morale and impress partners and customers. Why not receive some local recognition for your hard work?

Best road or street display

This category is designed for residents who take pride in their local environment and try to make their street look colourful, tidy and attractive. This might be through landscaped front gardens, colourful floral containers or other environmental improvements, which are visible from the road.

Best young gardeners (under-12s and 12 to 16-year-olds)

Are you a budding Alan Titchmarsh? Do you have an area of garden that you look after? Do you grow trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables? Whether you do all the work yourself, or work with a brother, sister or friend, you should enter. You will need to return your application form with a written outline (no more than one side of A4) about what you have done to prepare your patch, how you have chosen the plants and looked after this space.


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