Cheltenham in Bloom Competitions

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Cheltenham in Bloom Competitions

Local residents and businesses are being invited to enter their floral displays in this year's Cheltenham in Bloom competitions.

There are three main categories:

Summer gardens competition, which includes front or rear garden, patio, exterior (comprising a display of any combination of hanging baskets, window boxes, borders, balconies) or single hanging basket, window box or container. Each entrant may enter a maximum of 3 categories

Commercial premises competition, based on the general floral appearance of the premises

Communal gardens or street scene, based on a collective group of houses or block of flats.

Entry is free to anyone located within the Borough of Cheltenham and to enter your business, garden, house or street contact Mrs Cindy Lewis on 01242 234463 for an entry form. All entry forms have to be returned to Mrs Lewis by Saturday 14 July 2007.

Judging will take place in the latter half of July and is carried out by a team of judges appointed by the Cheltenham in Bloom Committee. Judges this year are looking for 'impact' value. The winner of each section will receive and hold a trophy for one year and framed certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. All winners will be invited to attend a presentation evening in the autumn.

Councillor Chris Ryder, Chairman of the Cheltenham in Bloom Committee, says, "In our 25th anniversary year, I would like to encourage many residents and businesses across the Borough to enter Cheltenham in Bloom's Annual Garden Competition. It is great to recognise the efforts that so many people put in to florally enhance their properties. It is very much appreciated by the Cheltenham in Bloom committee. So whether it be a small window box, an unusual container or an acre of garden, we would be happy to have a bumper number of entries to judge this year"!

These annual competitions are held to encourage gardening enthusiasts and local businesses to make an invaluable contribution to maintaining Cheltenhamís nationally renowned reputation for its floral beauty.

For further information contact Cindy Lewis, Cheltenham in Bloom Competitions, Tel 01242 234463

Posted : 04/07/2007 15:26:15

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