TIME is running out to enter gardens and floral displays in the annual Solihull in Bloom Garden competition.
Schools, residents, pubs, villages, community groups or businesses with a colourful display or hanging basket can enter the borough wide competition that seeks out those colourful pockets in the borough.
People can also nominate pubs, neighbours’ gardens or businesses which impress either via the online entry form at www.solihull.gov.uk/solihullinbloom or by filling in a form printed in the newspaper, available at libraries, at Notcutts Garden Centre or the Council House.
Notcutts Garden Centre and the Solihull News have been sponsors of the competition for over 10 years, providing prizes, publicity and support to run the event every year. They also get involved in the judging process which is made up of over 70 entries on average from a variety of different age groups and sectors of the community.
It’s not a RHS professional competition, simply a fun campaign to reward our local keen gardeners around the borough.
David Hitchman, manager of Notcutts Garden Centre, Solihull, said: “It’s great to see the various displays and there are some wonderful gardens around. You can see the time and effort which goes in to tending to them and people are really proud of them. So please enter and lets see more wonderful gardens.”
Deadline for the competition June 30 but has been extended until July 7. Entry takes just two minutes online.
For more informationon on how you can volunteer and get involved in Solihull in Bloom, call Becki Wood on 0121 704 8752.