Something Blooming Special
The annual ‘Something Blooming Special’ competition has been launched with a new category to motivate budding gardeners.
Entrants are asked for the first time to create floral displays in recycled containers and the first one hundred applications received for this category, will be given a free tray of annual bedding plants to get growing.
The competition sponsor, Burleydam Garden Centre, is offering the great give away to encourage lots of entries and creative use of waste materials.
Buyrleydam Manager, Adrian Cornelissen said “We are hoping to see lots of colourful floral displays and we are setting a challenge by asking people to use recycled containers to showcase their gardening skills.”
Within Cheshire West and Chester Council, Greenspace team members are working with Locality Team members to help promote environmental projects in gardens, villages and towns.
Championing the competition again, Councillor Eleanor Johnson said: “Many great environmental benefits are achieved when recycled materials are used to make something new.
“The judges will be looking for the most imaginative displays and I am looking forward to seeing the results. Having six categories means there is something for everyone.”
Application forms are available online or can be picked up at libraries and Council buildings.
All applications should be sent to the following address by Friday, 5 July.
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Winsford CW7 1AH
Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place and winners will be announced at an award ceremony at Burleydam Garden Centre in the autumn. All entries will be viewed by the judges before mid-August 2013.
So give your garden or neighbourhood a new look for 2013, enter the competition and you could be a winner.