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Redbridge in Bloom

Amateur gardening competition 2019

A garden for the senses

Help us celebrate 24 years of Redbridge in Bloom, by getting involved with our 2019 amateur gardening competition.  Our theme this year is 'A garden for the senses' to tie in with mental health and general health and well-being. Let your senses guide you to create a garden bursting full with with colour, smell and texture!

Entry is free and you are welcome to take part whatever your level of gardening expertise.

There are five general categories to choose from and a special category for schools which means that all ages can get involved!

  • Best Front Garden
  • Best Container Garden
  • Best Public House
  • Best Sheltered Housing/Residential Care Home
  • Best Community Display
  • Best School Gardening Project

Judging doesn't require you to be in so it must be a space that is clearly visible from the road, but this could be a balcony garden or a paved front garden filled with beautiful pots and hanging baskets.


Closing date for entries is Monday 8 July, so plenty of time to create the perfect display.  The closing date for school entries will be Friday 21 June.

Please read our Redbridge in Bloom application terms and conditions before applying.

Complete our online application form now


The winners of the 2018 Redbridge in Bloom competition were announced in a ceremony at Valentines Mansion last September.  The winners and runner ups were presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara. We would like to thank everyone that attended and all who participated in the competition. Please see the winners list below.

Best Front Garden winner with Mayor Debbie Kaur-Thiara

  • First Place - Bill Hinds (pictured above)
  • Second Place - Chandra Bhanu Singh
  • Third Place - Nina & Reza Babaie

Best Container Garden winner with Mayor Debbie Kaur-Thiara

  • First Place - Milly Rauf, Redbridge (pictured above)
  • Second Place - Shylaja Muringoor
  • Third Place - Caroline Daly
  • First Place - The Travellers Friend
  • Second Place - The Prince Of Wales, Ilford
  • Third Place - The George, South Woodford
  • First Place - Stoneleigh Court
  • Second Place - Patricia Hill, Crown Lodge
  • Third Place - David Etherton, Westleigh Court

Best Community Display winner with Mayor Debbie Kaur-Thiara

  • First Place - Matthew Snelling, Repton Park (pictured above)

Best School Gardening Project winners with Mayor Debbie Kaur-Thiara

  • First Place - John Branston Primary School (pictured above)
  • Second Place - Redbridge Primary School
  • Third Place -  South Park Primary School



Best Front Garden

  • First Place - Mark Lonerga
  • Joint Second Place - Khurram Hamilton and Ken Goldsmith
  • Joint Third Place - Evan Walter and Shushila Patel

Best Container Garden

  • First Place - Nilufar Momen
  • Second Place - Milly Rauf
  • Third Place - Dana Akdogan

Best Public House

  • First Place - Prince of Wales

Best Sheltered/Residential Care Home

  • First Place - Meadow Court
  • Second Place - Stoneleigh Court
  • Third Place - Westleigh Court

Best Community Display

  • First Place - Bill Hinds, Frating Crescent
  • Second Place - Repton Park
  • Third Place - Commonwealth Gardeners, Redbridge Central Library
  • First Place - Roding Primary School
  • Joint Second Place - South Park Primary School and Goodmayes Primary School 
  • Joint Third Place - John Branston Primary School and Redbridge Primary School


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