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Buckingham in Bloom Contest 2024

The Buckingham Town Council is thrilled to announce that entries are now open for this year’s Buckingham in Bloom competition!

This year, Buckingham Town Council is launching its annual Buckingham in Bloom competition to coincide Best Kept Village judging. Buckingham in Bloom is all about celebrating the beauty, creativity, and community spirit in our town and there are categories for everyone to showcase their green-fingered talents.

This exciting, free-to-enter competition invites you to showcase your green thumb in one of four fabulous categories: Best Kept Front Garden, Best Hanging Baskets/Containers, Best Wildlife Garden, and Best Community Garden.

But wait, there’s more! This year, we’re introducing a brand-new category just for local businesses. It’s time to let your creativity blossom!

Judging will commence on or after 5th July 2024, with a panel of esteemed Buckingham Town Councillors on the lookout for diverse plant varieties, eye-catching designs, and gardens that attract delightful insects and wildlife. They’ll also be considering garden maintenance, sustainable planting schemes, clever use of space, and originality.

Cllr. Robin Stuchbury, Chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee said: “The Events committee are pleased to be offering the Buckingham Bloom competition again this year, and we hope people will take up the opportunity showing the quality of their gardens and businesses to be recognised for the effort they put in. Their contribution to improving and showing our town in a good light through their personal efforts in their own gardens and green spaces is commendable. We thank anyone in advance for taking part and being involved in this continuing effort from our office team to make Buckingham special as we all believe it is.”

Prizes await the winners of each category! You can easily enter online using the form below or pick up a paper form from the Tourist Information Centre or Buckingham Library. All entries can be emailed to estates@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or submitted to:

Buckingham in Bloom Competition, Buckingham Town Council, Verney Close, Buckingham MK18 1JP

Don’t miss out – the closing date for entries is Friday, 28th June. Winners will be announced soon after, with prizes awarded to the first and second place winners in each category. Let’s make Buckingham bloom like never before!

Some of last year’s winners are pictured below (photo credit Cllr. Fran Davies):

22 May 2024
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5 June 2024
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