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Redbridge in Bloom

Redbridge in Bloom amateur gardening competition

A right Royal Wedding Garden

In 2018 we celebrated 23 years of Redbridge in Bloom. The competition is free and we were looking for all types of design from the traditional to the contemporary, and entrants can be as creative as they like. Our theme this year was "A right Royal Wedding Garden" in celebration of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

This year the judges had a very tough job as there were so many beautiful floral presentations across all six categories! We would like to thank all entrants for taking the time to participate in the competition.


The winners of the 2018 Redbridge in Bloom competition were announced in a ceremony at Valentines Mansion in the last week of 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 Bramton Primary School (pictured above)
  • Second Place - Redbridge Primary School
  • Third Place -  South Park Primary School



Best Front Garden

  • First Place - Mark Lonerga (pictured above)
  • 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 Bramton Primary School and Redbridge Primary School


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