Search

Entries open for Haringey In Bloom gardening competition

13:05 27 June 2013

Cllr Nilgun Canver, Haringey Council

Cllr Nilgun Canver, Haringey Council's cabinet member for the environment, launches Haringey In Bloom with Simon Haines, retail manager at the Sunshine Garden Centre in Durnsford Road, Bounds Green.

Archant

It will take more than just having the most fabulous flowers to win this year’s Haringey in Bloom as the competition gets greener than ever.

The year’s judges will be looking for biodiversity as well as beauty, with each entry being judged on whether it is sustainable, as well as on the impact the colour and use of plants has on the immediate area.

The free council-run competition, sponsored by the Sunshine Garden Centre in Durnsford Road, Bounds Green, will allow green-fingered residents to fight it out in five categories: front gardens; allotment plots; greener school grounds; community garden and business premises.

The winners could even see their entry form part of Haringey’s submission to the London In Bloom competition.

Haringey In Bloom entrants will get 20 per cent money-off vouchers for plants provided by the Sunshine Garden Centre and the council-run Wolves Lane Nursery in Tottenham.

Cllr Nilgun Canver, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Haringey is already a very green borough so this year we are adding another challenge for all entrants. We aim to encourage all gardeners to make the most of Haringey’s green spaces and think about the way they garden and how they encourage biodiversity with their displays.”

Simon Haines, retail manager at the Sunshine Garden Centre, added: “We’re thrilled to again be part of this annual competition. Year on year we see the efforts that residents and community groups go to make the borough bloom and we’re really excited and keen to see this year’s entries.”

+ To enter and get the garden centre vouchers, see www.haringey.gov.uk/hib2013. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 12.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

21 minutes ago
Jude Goodall,10, Sawdah Mohamed, 11, with headteacher Kate Frood collect money at the school gate to help pupils at their Ebola-hit sister school in Sierra Leone. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Schoolchildren in Kentish Town are on the frontline of a fight to save an Ebola-hit school in Sierra Leone from permanent closure

Yesterday, 18:12
Ian Campbell outside Hendon Magistrates' Court. Picture: Polly Hancock.

A man who threatened to burn down a bus packed with Jewish women and children has been jailed for five months for his anti-Semitic tirade.

Yesterday, 17:00
Left to right: Jeremy Clynes, Deborah Warland, Hetty Colchester and Jonathan Seres, who all helped to set up Garden Suburb Community Library. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Campaigners who took over running their local library to save it from closure fear that new multi-million pound cuts will “decimate” Barnet’s library service.

Yesterday, 16:45
Will Jenkins, of Highgate School, was a finalist in the 11-14 category at the 50th Wildlife Photograher of the Year Awards

When an 11-year-old Highgate schoolboy leapt out of a swimming pool to capture a striking dragon-like iguana on camera, he had no clue the snap would class him among the best young photographers in the world.

Most read news

“Space is hard and today was a tough day.”

One pilot is dead and another seriously injured after the craft exploded over the Mojave desert.

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket came down in the Mojave Desert in California. An eyewitness reported that the craft exploded in flight after ignition. A Virgin Galactic spokesman said the […]

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition