We are back

We are delighted that our Annual Garden Competition is back for 2022.  Our main sponsors are Tottenham Hotspur once more, and we are thankful for their continuing support.  Also a big thank you to all our other sponsors.

With the closing of the Royal Chace Hotel, we have been looking for a new venue for our Awards Ceremony later in the year and are very pleased to announce that it will be at  Chickenshed, in late October 2022.  The support and keenness for us to hold the Ceremony in their wonderful theatre is to our mutual benefit. We are very much looking forward to this change.  The Awards Ceremony is for those attaining gold, silver, and bronze standard achievement in the Competition.  Competition categories have been amended slightly for 2022 but all the residential ones remain as pre-Covid.  Details of the Competition and entry form are now available on this web site.

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Spurs win London Gardens Society Trophy

Spurs training ground won a London Gardens Society trophy but were unable to attend the presentation of awards at the Guildhall, so it was taken to them

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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year

Camelias in the Memorial Garden at Broomfield Park, brought on early by the exceptional warm weather we have been having.

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Over 60 Enfield residents and public areas won awards at our abridged Garden Competition this year.  We were only able to have some of our usual categories and decided to have this competition to give people a chance to enter during difficult times.  A big thank you to all who took part.

Click on the “Results” section to view winners and photos,   and certificates and vouchers will be sent to the winners of the gold, silver, and bronze awards soon.  Unfortunately, due to present circumstances, it has not been possible to arrange an Awards Ceremony this year.

It is hoped that life will get back to normal for our 2022 Competition and we look forward to this.

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Enfield in Bloom are pleased to announce that

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to be our main sponsors again this year.

This is greatly appreciated in what has been a difficult time for all.

A big thank you to Tottenham for their continued support.

It is hoped that, subject to Government regulation, some sort of shortened version of our Garden Competition can be held this year.
Watch this space!

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Enfield in Bloom Update

Five months down the line and the Borough of Enfield is trying to get back to some normality whilst the pandemic continues.

Our Chairman Dennis, with other members of our Committee are still having to isolate due to health reasons. Their contact with anyone is kept to a minimum and the highlight of the day is a quick walk locally when there a few people around.  Many of us are walking around their neighbourhoods far more nowadays so looking at gardens becomes all the more interesting.

So many of your front gardens are looking splendid and now that a lot of people are returning to work and some kind of “normal life”. Hopefully care of your gardens will still continue.

A lot of the parks and open spaces are getting tidied up, but it is going to take some time for everywhere to get back to its best.  The Borough of Enfield has so many beautiful parks for our residents to enjoy.

Keep well and safe.

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Enfield in Bloom Update

Hello all and hopefully you are keeping safe and busy.

Many of you have so much time to garden now and your gardens have never looked so tidy.

Some of you will manage to get bedding plants and we are informed that GP Gardeners are offering a delivery service. It is such a shame that the Annual Competition has had to be cancelled.

We are being asked why it was necessary to cancel the Annual Garden Competition when it is so far in the future but with our Chairman and others on the Committee in isolation, some for 12 weeks, the logistics of getting the paperwork and printing sorted for entries would have been impossible.  Also, there is no way of even knowing if judging could take place as nothing is certain with the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Businesses, schools and pubs are all closed, and it would be unlikely to have entries from them even if the lockdown is lifted.

Keep gardening and look forward to next year when it is hoped many more residents will have got the “gardening bug” and enter the Enfield in Bloom Competition.

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Best overall Front Garden – Cup Winner

It has been a mild but very wet winter and let us all hope that 2020 will be a good growing year for everyone’s gardens.  Now is the time to be planning for the spring.

No matter how small your garden is, even balconies, you can enter our Annual Garden Competition. 
Entry is free of charge to all Enfield Residents. 
Entry forms will be available in the spring and judging takes place from last week of June until end of first week July.

We have many categories and the judges are looking at a selection of the listing below depending on the category.

Points will be given for:

  • Visual Impact (colour and design)
  • Cultivation and Maintenance (free of weeds, clean paths and well pruned shrubs/bushes)
  • Quality and Quantity of planting (subject to the type of garden)
  • Environmentally Friendly (water butts, bird feeders, bee friendly plants etc)
  • Cleanliness (litter free)
  • All year interest and planting suitable for location
  • Difficulty (masses of bedding plants with little else will lose points)
  • Awards are given for the standard achieved.  We do not have firsts, second, etc.

We have Gold standard, Silver standard, Bronze standard and there can be more than one of each standard in any category.  Those reaching these standards will be invited to our Awards Presentation at the Royal Chase Hotel, in November.

Good Growing.

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Enfield in Bloom Awards Ceremony Royal Chace Hotel 2019

This year’s Ceremony was another great success.  The evening included a moving tribute to Committee member Brian Grayston, a great “friend” of Enfield in Bloom over many years, who passed away earlier this year.  His daughter Denise collected his posthumous Livia Award sponsored by the Galli-Atkinson family.   Here is a small selection of the many photographs taken during the presentation, with apologies that we cannot include more.

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Enfield in Bloom were invited to Weir Hall Park where 500 trees were being planted with Friends of the Earth and other volunteers from the local area and further afield.
Two of our committee were pleased to see many volunteers turn up to help plant the trees.
We were also invited to Millennium Green where amongst other trees, a Rowan tree bought with funds from Enfield in Bloom’s Friends of Parks Initiative Scheme, was being planted with other trees.

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